alienable

adjective
alien·​able | \ ˈāl-yə-nə-bəl How to pronounce alienable (audio) , ˈā-lē-ə-nə-\

Definition of alienable

: transferable to another's ownership

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Other Words from alienable

alienability \ ˈāl-​yə-​nə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce alienability (audio) , ˌā-​lē-​ə-​nə-​ \ noun

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And values and alienable rights in our Constitution. Fox News, "Sekulow: Kavanaugh will be a brilliant Supreme Court justice," 10 July 2018 That military service is alienable, through restrictions on membership necessary for our military to fulfill its purpose, automatically rules it out as a right. Philip H. Devoe, National Review, "Rights are Rights, and Military Service Isn’t One," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of alienable

1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alienable was in 1604

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alienable

adjective
alien·​able | \ ˈāl-yə-nə-bəl, ˈā-lē-ə- How to pronounce alienable (audio) \

Legal Definition of alienable

: that may be changed over to another's ownership an alienable interest in property

Other Words from alienable

alienability \ ˌāl-​yə-​nə-​ˈbil-​ə-​tē, ˌā-​lē-​ə-​ How to pronounce alienability (audio) \ noun

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