American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement: Alcoholism often leads to the alienation of family and friends.
- n. Emotional isolation or dissociation.
- n. Law The act of transferring property or title to it to another.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated. In law, a transfer of the title to property by one person to another, by conveyance, as distinguished from inheritance. A devise of real property is regarded as an alienation.
- n. The diversion of lands from ecclesiastical to secular ownership.
- n. A withdrawing or an estrangement, as of feeling or the affections.
- n. Deprivation, or partial deprivation, of mental faculties; derangement; insanity.
- n. The state in which a person has completely forgotten his identity and becomes a new person, alien to his former self. This use of the term was proposed when the described mode of dissolution of personality first attracted attention; but the word having already the recognized technical meaning 1 , this employment of it has been rejected.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.
- n. (Law) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.
- n. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.
- n. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity.
- n. the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
- n. separation resulting from hostility
- n. the feeling of being alienated from other people
- n. (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another
- Old French alienacion, from Latin alienatio. (Wiktionary)
“In psychology, sociology, and cultural criticism the term alienation would be popularized primarily by Jewish thinkers.”
“Disassociation between the claimed goal and actual actions is obvious; hence, maybe the term alienation is proper for the occasion.”
“To use the term alienation is too soft a word now.”
“Then there was what he calls her "alienation of Asian partners" and a terrible lack of communication skills which I must confess I agree with, having watched a recent interview done with her on YouTube.”
“Poizner is using illegal immigration, what I call the alienation factor in the GOP race, to continue pressing his new advantage against Whitman.”
“Since Tom's going to be at the top of the GOP target list in 2010, he really can't afford to alienate his supporters, and the fastest road to alienation is getting involved in the primary.”
“These people retreat to an electronic nether world were their frustration and social alienation is manifested in this weird attention seeking behavior …”
“You can read it as a study in modern alienation from the self, a portrait of a world full of perpetual travelers without a compass, who may come from any faith.”
“The Democrats 'alienation from the real economy is an opportunity but also, if one may use this word in our politics without blushing, a responsibility.”
“While Jensen said traditional marriage was a "bedrock of our doctrine and would not change," he joined others in crying when they shared stories of alienation from the church over the gay issue.”
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