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From Latin abaliēnātus, perfect passive participle of abaliēnō (“alienate; remove”); from ab- (“by, from; away”) + aliēnō (“alienate, estrange”); from aliēnus (“foreign, alien”), from alius (“other, another”).
- (civil law, transitive) To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate.
1861, Anne Manning, The chronicle of Ethelfled, page 153:
- Thereat the holy mother took grief; for, if I died before my profession, what would become of the goodly hereditaments that were to be abalienated to the monastery.
1994, Yugoslav law, page 46:
- In addition, compelling to sell was not necessary either, because the foreigner, led by economic logic and his own interests, would try hard to abalienate the objects and means of work which are not used in production or in some other type of […]
- (obsolete) To estrange; to cause alienation of.
1698, A voyage to the East-Indies, page 43:
- […] serves for nothing else than to abalienate the Infidels from the Christian Church.
1883, A commentary on the Greek text of the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, page 165:
- National distinction did not, indeed, exist in patriarchal times, but by the formation of the theocracy the other races of men were formally abalienated from Israel, and no doubt their own vices and idolatry justified their exclusion.
1841, Edwin Sandys, The sermons of Edwin Sandys, volume 4, page 300:
- The devil and his deceitful angels do so bewitch them, and fill their hearts with vain cogitations, so abalienate their minds, and trouble their memory, that they cannot tell what is said: it is forgotten by that it is spoken.