transitive verb
ab·​alien·​ate | \ (ˈ)a-ˈbā-lyə-ˌnāt, -lē-ə- \

Definition of abalienate

: to transfer the title of : alienate

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First Known Use of abalienate

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abalienate

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

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“Abalienate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abalienate. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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