from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Transferrable to the ownership of another.
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- adj. Capable of being alienated, 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
- adj. Capable of being alienated, sold, or transferred to another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be alienated; capable of being 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.
- adj. transferable to another owner
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The presumption of innocence is deemed alienable from the right to bear arms.
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.
"alienable," it must be possible for one person to transfer possession and control of it to another.
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".
In the middle: joint ownership, shop right, alienable ownership in author, and variants.
On Mazzone: His paper asks whether fair use should be alienable.
Torture is torture and to be an American, we believe in the 1st amendmant … we all have alienable rights in this world.
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.
Pioneers took alliances, material culture, ideas about status and civility, and a notion of permanent, bounded, alienable land tenure with them into frontier areas.
Although legally limited to a series of renewable one-year leases, in practice loan farms were long-term, stable, alienable property claims. 23