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Origin of alienation
OTHER WORDS FROM alienational·ien·a·tive, adjectivenon·al·ien·a·tion, nounre·al·ien·a·tion, noun
Words nearby alienation
British Dictionary definitions for alienative
- the transfer of property, as by conveyance or will, into the ownership of another
- the right of an owner to dispose of his property
Medical definitions for alienative
Cultural definitions for alienative
A feeling of separation or isolation. In social science, alienation is associated with the problems caused by rapid social change, such as industrialization and urbanization (see Industrial Revolution), which has broken down traditional relationships among individuals and groups and the goods and services they produce.