restraint on alienation

Legal Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/restraint%20on%20alienation. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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