[eyl-yuh-nuh-buh l, ey-lee-uh-]
- capable of being sold or transferred.
Origin of alienable
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Examples from the Web for alienable
A man's character, it will be argued, is an alienable personal possession.Determinism or Free-Will?
An interesse termini is a right in rem, alienable at common law, and transmissible to the executors of the lessee.
It should be mentioned that not every part of territory is alienable by the owner-State.
Every man may engage his services and his time; but he cannot sell himself; his person is not an alienable property.The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III.
Only pieces of land together with the appurtenant territorial waters are alienable parts of territory.
- law (of property) transferable to another owner
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Word Origin and History for alienable
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