Al`ien*a"tion (#), n. [F. ali'enation, L. alienatio, fr. alienare, fr. alienare. See Alienate.]


The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.

2. Law

A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.


A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.

The alienation of his heart from the king. Bacon.


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.


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