alienable

[ eyl-yuh-nuh-buh l, ey-lee-uh- ]
/ ˈeɪl yə nə bəl, ˈeɪ li ə- /

adjective Law.

capable of being sold or transferred.

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Origin of alienable

1605–15; < French, Middle French aliė́nable from aliė́ner “to sell, transfer” from Latin aliēnāre “to transfer by sale” (see alien) + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM alienable

al·ien·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alienable

alienable
/ (ˈeɪljənəbəl, ˈeɪlɪə-) /

adjective

law (of property) transferable to another owner

Derived forms of alienable

alienability, noun
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