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[eyl-yuh-nee, ey-lee-uh-]
noun Law.
  1. a person to whom property is alienated.
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Origin of alienee

1525–35; obsolete alien (v.), Middle English alienen + -ee
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Examples from the Web for alienee

Historical Examples

  • Nor was the alienee, doubtless, to be taxed without his own consent, any more than another tenant in capite.

    View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Henry Hallam

  • The purchaser or alienee brought an action against the tenant-in-tail, alleging that he had no legal title to the land.

British Dictionary definitions for alienee


  1. law a person to whom a transfer of property is made
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