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Pronunciation:  `eylyu'neyshun

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  1. [n]  the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly; "his behavior alienated the other students"
  2. [n]  (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another; "the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership"
  3. [n]  the feeling of being alienated from other people
  4. [n]  separation resulting from hostility

ALIENATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: disaffection, estrangement, estrangement
 See Also: action, dislike, isolation, isolation, transfer, transference



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al`ien*a"tion\, n. [F. ali['e]nation, L. alienatio,
fr. alienare, fr. alienare. See {Alienate}.]
1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.

2. (Law) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of
   property to another.

3. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.

         The alienation of his heart from the king. --Bacon.

4. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties;
   insanity; as, alienation of mind.

Syn: Insanity; lunacy; madness; derangement; aberration;
     mania; delirium; frenzy; dementia; monomania. See

 Definition: the fragmentation of individuals' relations to their work, the things they produce, and the resources with which they produce them.
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