alienable

adjective
alien·able | \ ˈāl-yə-nə-bəl , 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, 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- \

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- \ noun

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