restraint on alienation

: something that serves to prevent a party from alienating property
specifically : a provision in an instrument (as a deed or will) that purports to prohibit or penalize the use of the power of alienation

Note: Though not necessarily unlawful, restraints on alienation are disfavored in the law.

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“Restraint on alienation.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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