gratuitous alienation

gratuitous alienation

giving things away before insolvency is struck at by rules against gratuitous alienations and property can be recovered for the estate. Naturally, if a full and fair price is paid, the estate is no worse offand the transaction is not affected on this ground.
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The gift is described as a "gratuitous alienation" - a transfer to put money beyond creditors' reach.
No valid title passed regardless of the intention of Mina to donate the property to Lucy, because the naked intent to convey without the required solemnities does not suffice for gratuitous alienations, even as between the parties inter se.