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To voluntarily convey or transfer title to real property by gift, disposition by will or the laws of Descent and Distribution, or by sale.
For example, a seller may alienate property by transferring to a buyer a parcel of the seller's land containing a house, in exchange for cash. The seller is said to have alienated her rights in that parcel, such as the right to modify or even demolish the house on the parcel of land, to the buyer. Those rights now belong to the buyer.
alienate(Estrange), verb abalienare, aggravate, avertere, be hateful, be unfriendly, bear malice, break off, cause dislike, cause loathing, come between, destroy goodwill, detach, disaffect, disunite, divide, embitter, ennage, envenom, fall out, harden the heart, incense, make averse, make indifferent, make inimical, make unfriendly, part, pit against, provoke hatred, repel, separate, set against, set at odds, set at variance, sow dissension, take umbrage, turn away, turn off, wean, withdraw the affections of
Associated concepts: alienation of affections, alienation of power
alienate(Transfer title), verb abalienare, abalienate, assign, barter, consign, convey, deed, deliver over, demise, enfeoff, part with, pass, pass over, remise, sign away, sign over, substitute, surrender, transfer ownership, turn over
Associated concepts: alienation of property
Foreign phrases: Regulariter non valet pactum de re mea non alienanda.It is a rule that an agreement not to aliennte my property is not binding.
See also: antagonize, assign, cede, convey, disaffect, disown, estrange, repel, transfer
alienateto transfer the ownership of property or title to another person.
ALIENATE, aliene, alien. This is a generic term applicable to the various methods of transferring property from one person to another. Lord Coke, says, (1 Inst. 118 b,) alien cometh of the verb alienate, that is, alienum facere vel ex nostro dominio in alienum trawferre sive rem aliquam in dominium alterius transferre. These methods vary, according to the nature of the property to be conveyed and the particular objects the conveyance is designed to accomplish. It has been held, that under a prohibition to alienate, long leases are comprehended. 2 Dow's Rep. 210.