Definition of alienable in English:

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alienable

Pronunciation: /ˈālēənəbəl/

adjective

Law
Able to be transferred to new ownership.
Example sentences
  • A tenant is the owner of a legal estate in land and it is a basic principle of English law that an estate in land is freely alienable.
  • ‘Property is supposed to be alienable,’ she said.
  • That the ‘good of the country’ is somehow alienable from the civil liberties of the people is something I have difficulty comprehending.

Derivatives

alienability

Pronunciation: /ˌālēənəˈbilədē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Hegel is against all elements of the law that would either revert family property back to the family clan, or that would place restrictions on its full inheritance and alienability.
  • In Anglo-Saxon law this mode of justification has been less well received due to its implications for the final alienability of intellectual property.
  • Of course, as the honourable member will know, alienability is a defining characteristic of a fee simple title.

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Syllabification: al·ien·a·ble

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