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Alienation meaning

alienation - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.
  2. 2. A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.
  3. 3. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.
  4. 4. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.

alienation - examples of usage

  1. The depression of the nobles and the rise of the commons in England, after the statutes of alienation, were the result of causes as infallible in their operation as those which regulate the seasons and the tides.
  2. He turned and made for the nearest exit, conscious of only two emotions, a burning desire to be away from that place and a profound gladness that, without definite expression of the change, the bitter alienation of McGuire Ellis was past.
  3. And the last promise which she had entreated on this evening from both, was- that in either of two contingencies they would review her counsels, and the passages to which she pointed their attention in the Scriptures; namely, first, in the event of any calamity, that, for one sister or for both, should overspread their paths with total darkness; and secondly, in the event of life flowing in too profound a stream of prosperity, so as to threaten them with an alienation of interest from all spiritual objects.
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