abalienate

transitive verb

ab·​alien·​ate
(ˈ)a-ˈbā-lyə-ˌnāt,
-lē-ə-
: to transfer the title of : alienate

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin abaliēnātus, past participle of abaliēnāre "to legally transfer (property) to another," from ab- ab- entry 1 + aliēnāre "to alienate"

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abalienate was in 1646

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“Abalienate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abalienate. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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