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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Transferrable to the ownership of another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That may be alienated; capable of being sold or transferred to another: as, land is alienable according to the laws of the state.

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

  • adjective Capable of being alienated, sold, or transferred to another.

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

  • adjective Capable of being alienated, sold, or transferred to another; as, land is alienable according to the laws of the state.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective transferable to another owner

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Examples

  • The presumption of innocence is deemed alienable from the right to bear arms.

    Balkinization

  • Harvard law prof Joseph Singer, in his "Introduction to Property Law" book: "It is a fundamental tenet of the property law system that property should be 'alienable', meaning that it should be transferable from one person to another." page 10 of the 2nd edition.

    Question 3: Virtual Property

  • "alienable," it must be possible for one person to transfer possession and control of it to another.

    The Volokh Conspiracy

  • Torture is torture and to be an American, we believe in the 1st amendmant … we all have alienable rights in this world.

    How Torture Helped the Allies in WWII

  • A soldier knows he has certain rights, but that any of them are "alienable" unless someone like himself stands with a rifle between those at home and those who would alienate their rights and say "NO".

    Beth Crumley: 1st Battalion, 4th Marines Does "Whatever it Takes"

  • In the middle: joint ownership, shop right, alienable ownership in author, and variants.

    IPSC: Copyright

  • A soldier knows he has certain rights, but that any of them are "alienable" unless someone like himself stands with a rifle between those at home and those who would alienate their rights and say "NO".

    Beth Crumley: 1st Battalion, 4th Marines Does "Whatever it Takes"

  • In the middle: joint ownership, shop right, alienable ownership in author, and variants.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • On Mazzone: His paper asks whether fair use should be alienable.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • AH: But there's a flip side of that ? because religions are sometimes, and we must be careful not to generalise, hostile to a human rights approach, because that implies that there are individual and alienable human rights that are not consequent on God-given entities.

    Is religion a force for good... or would we be happier without God?

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