ə'bɑːlneɪt v. alienate, estrange; transfer property

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  • Abalienation — Ab*al ien*a tion ( [=a]l yen*[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. abalienatio: cf. F. abali[ e]nation.] The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abalienate — (v.) 1550s, from L. abalienatus, pp. of abalienare to remove, lit. to make alien, from ab (see AB (Cf. ab )) + alienare (see ALIENATE (Cf. alienate)). Related: Abalienated; abalienating …   Etymology dictionary

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