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Definition: Alienate


Quick Summary of Alienate

To voluntarily convey or transfer title to real property by gift, disposition by will or the laws of descent and distribution, or by sale.

What is the dictionary definition of Alienate?

Dictionary Definition

To transfer a property title.

Full Definition of Alienate

For example, a seller may alienate property by transferring to a buyer a parcel of the seller’s land containing a house, in exchange for cash. The seller is said to have alienated her rights in that parcel, such as the right to modify or even demolish the house on the parcel of land, to the buyer. Those rights now belong to the buyer.

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January 26, 2022
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Alienate. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: January 26, 2022).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Alienate are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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