Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being alienable; the capacity of being alienated or transferred.

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

  • noun Capability of being alienated.

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

  • noun uncountable The quality of being alienable
  • noun countable An alienable transfer or sale

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Examples

  • Instead of a tariff, where the proceeds go to the government, treat citizenship as an individual property right, including alienability.

    Immigration Quota Management, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Our troll is not stupid, just morally retarded; he needs protection from himself as much as anyone needs it from him, lest one day the policies he so earnestly argues for today come to be wielded by those who care not for the liberties and rights he takes so very for granted with respect to himself even as he argues their alienability with respect to others.

    Balkinization

  • It seems to me that the right you're advocating is a person's right to a property interest particularly an interest in a right of alienability with respect to an avatar.

    MacArthur Series on Philanthropy and Virtual Worlds

  • Arguing for the full alienability of a virtual self would be inconsistent with the player-avatar relationship that Koster appears to accept.

    MacArthur Series on Philanthropy and Virtual Worlds

  • The transferability or alienability of one's natural right to judge how to defend oneself serves as the foundation of Hobbes 'political theory; it allows him to explain the formation of the commonwealth and the legitimacy of the sovereign.

    Spinoza's Political Philosophy

  • It seems to me that your interest in the alienability of avatars is actually deeply inconsistent with Koster's essay.

    MacArthur Series on Philanthropy and Virtual Worlds

  • Free alienability of land was always an aim of the land law, but not as an end in itself.

    A History of American Law

  • Free alienability of land was always an aim of the land law, but not as an end in itself.

    A History of American Law

  • Free alienability of land was always an aim of the land law, but not as an end in itself.

    A History of American Law

  • I think it would not be hard to grant exclusion, exploitation, control, and alienability to users while reserving the right to nerf or delete as needed.

    Goldilocks and the Three EULAs

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