[Latin alienare , from alienus not one's own]
: to give away or sell (property or a property right) to another [will not sell, transfer, assign, hypothecate or otherwise any of his voting shares "Strickland v. Rahaim , 549 So. 2d 58 (1989)"] compare devise
alien·ation [ā-lē-ə-nā-shən, āl-yə-]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.