Pronunciation : Al`ien*a"tion Part of Speech : n. Etymology : [F. aliénation, L. alienatio, fr. alienare, fr. alienare. See Alienate.] Definition : 1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.
Defn: A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.
3. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections. The alienation of his heart from the king. Bacon.
4. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.