abalienation

noun

ab·​alien·​ation
(¦)a-ˌbā-lyə-ˈnā-shən,
-lē-ə-
: the act of transferring a legal title

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin abaliēnātiōn-, abaliēnātiō, derivative of abaliēnāre

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abalienation was in 1856

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“Abalienation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abalienation. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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