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Restraint On Alienation

restraint on alienation

: something that serves to prevent a party from alienating property
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: a provision in an instrument (as a deed or will) that purports to prohibit or penalize the use of the power of alienation NOTE: Though not necessarily unlawful, restraints on alienation are disfavored in the law.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.