alienate


alienate
alien·ate /'ā-lē-ə-ˌnāt/ vt -at·ed, -at·ing [Latin alienare, from alienus not one's own]: to give away or sell (property or a property right) to another
will not sell, transfer, assign, hypothecate or otherwise alienate any of his voting sharesStrickland v. Rahaim, 549 So. 2d 58 (1989) compare devise
alien·ation /ˌā-lē-ə-'nā-shən, ˌāl-yə-/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

alienate
I (estrange) verb abalienare, aggravate, antagonize, avertere, be hateful, be unfriendly, bear malice, break off, cause dislike, cause loathing, come between, destroy goodwill, detach, disaffect, disunite, divide, embitter, enrage, envenom, fall out, harden the heart, incense, make averse, make indifferent, make inimical, make unfriendly, part, pit against, provoke hatred, repel, separate, set against, set at odds, set at variance, sow dissension, take umbrage, turn away, turn off, wean, withdraw the affections of associated concepts: alienation of affections, alienation of power II (transfer title) verb abalienare, abalienate, assign, barter, consign, convey, deed, deliver over, demise, devolve, enfeoff, part with, pass, pass over, remise, sign away, sign over, substitute, surrender, transfer ownership, turn over associated concepts: alienation of property foreign phrases:
- Regulariter non valet pactum de re mea non alienanda. — It is a rule that an agreement not to alienate my property is not binding.
III index antagonize, assign (transfer ownership), cede, convey (transfer), disaffect, disown (refuse to acknowledge), estrange, repel (disgust), separate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


alienate
v.
To transfer property from one person to another.
n.
alienation

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


alienate
To voluntarily convey or transfer title to real property by gift, disposition by will or the laws of descent and distribution, or by sale.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


alienate
To voluntarily convey or transfer title to real property by gift, disposition by will or the laws of descent and distribution, or by sale.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Alienate — Al ien*ate ([=a]l yen*[asl]t), a. [L. alienatus, p. p. of alienare, fr. alienus. See {Alien}, and cf. {Aliene}.] Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from. [1913 Webster] O alienate from God. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alienate — Al ien*ate ( [=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alienated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alienating}.] 1. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of. [1913 Webster] 2. To withdraw, as the affections; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alienate — Al ien*ate, n. A stranger; an alien. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alienate — (v.) 1540s, make estranged (in feelings or affections), from L. alienatus, pp. of alienare to make another s, estrange, from alienus of or belonging to another person or place, from alius (an)other (see ALIAS (Cf. alias) (adv.)). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • alienate — 1 *transfer, convey, deed 2 *estrange, disaffect, wean Analogous words: convert, proselyte or proselytize (see corresponding nouns at CONVERT): *separate, part, sever, sunder, divorce Antonyms: unite: reunite Contrasted words: reconcile, conform …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • alienate — [v] cause unfriendliness, hostility break off, come between, disaffect, disunite, divide, divorce, estrange, make indifferent, part, separate, set against, turn away, turn off, wean, withdraw the affections of; concepts 7,19,231 Ant. be friendly …   New thesaurus

  • alienate — ► VERB 1) cause to feel isolated. 2) lose the support or sympathy of. DERIVATIVES alienation noun. ORIGIN Latin alienare estrange , from alius other …   English terms dictionary

  • alienate — [āl′yən āt΄, āl′ē ənāt΄] vt. alienated, alienating [< L alienatus, pp. of alienare < alius, other: see ELSE] 1. to transfer the ownership of (property) to another 2. to make unfriendly; estrange [his behavior alienated his friends] 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • alienate — [[t]e͟ɪliəneɪt[/t]] alienates, alienating, alienated 1) VERB If you alienate someone, you make them become unfriendly or unsympathetic towards you. [V n] The government cannot afford to alienate either group. 2) VERB To alienate a person from… …   English dictionary

  • alienate — UK [ˈeɪlɪəneɪt] / US [ˈeɪlɪəˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms alienate : present tense I/you/we/they alienate he/she/it alienates present participle alienating past tense alienated past participle alienated 1) to make someone dislike you, or… …   English dictionary


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