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alienation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alienation  \Al`ien*a"tion\,  n.  [F.  ali['e]nation,  L.  alienatio, 
  fr  alienare,  fr  alienare.  See  {Alienate}.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Insanity;  lunacy;  madness;  derangement;  aberration; 
  mania;  delirium;  frenzy;  dementia;  monomania.  See 
  {Insanity}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alienation 
  n  1:  the  feeling  of  being  alienated  from  other  people  [syn:  {disaffection}, 
  {estrangement}] 
  2:  separation  resulting  from  hostility  [syn:  {estrangement}] 




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