noun ab·alien·ation \(¦)a-ˌbā-lyə-ˈnā-shən, -lē-ə-\

Definition of abalienation

  1. :  the act of transferring a legal title

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Origin and Etymology of abalienation

borrowed from Latin abaliēnātiōn-, abaliēnātiō, derivative of abaliēnāre — more at abalienate, -ion

First Known Use: 1856

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capable of being understood in two ways

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