[eyl-yuh-nuh-buh l, ey-lee-uh-]

adjective Law.

capable of being sold or transferred.

Origin of alienable

1605–15; < French, Middle French aliė́nable from aliė́ner “to sell, transfer” from Latin aliēnāre “to transfer by sale” (see alien) + -able
Related formsal·ien·a·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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law (of property) transferable to another owner
Derived Formsalienability, noun
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Word Origin and History for alienable

1610s; see alien (adj.) + -able. Related: Alienability.

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