alienation of affection love

alienation of affection

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

  • noun An action brought against a third party who has caused one of the spouses of a marriage to lose affection for the other.

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

  • noun a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse

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