Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In civil law, to transfer the title of from one to another; make over to another, as goods.
  • To estrange or wholly withdraw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Civil Law) To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate.
  • transitive verb obsolete To estrange; to withdraw.
  • transitive verb To cause alienation of (mind).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Civil Law, transitive To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate.
  • verb this sense?) (obsolete) To estrange; to cause alienation of.

Etymologies

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From Latin abaliēnātus, perfect passive participle of abaliēnō ("alienate; remove"); from ab- ("by, from; away") + aliēnō ("alienate, estrange"); from aliēnus ("foreign, alien"), from alius ("other, another").

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