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What does "Alienation" mean?


(n.) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another (n.) A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections (n.) Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind (n.) The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated

Synonyms estrangement, disaffection

Example: "The power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership"