Alienation

Definition of Alienation

Al`ien`a´tion
n.1.The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.
2.(Law) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.
3.A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.
The alienation of his heart from the king.
- Bacon.
4.Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.

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