1. A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country
in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See Alienage.
2. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.
Aliens from the common wealth of Israel.
Ephes. ii. 12.
(Al"ien), v. t. [F. aliéner, L. alienare.] To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.
[R.] "It the son alien lands." Sir M. Hale.
The prince was totally aliened from all thoughts of . . . the marriage.
(Al`ien*a*bil"i*ty) n. Capability of being alienated. "The alienability of the domain." Burke.
(Al"ien*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. aliénable.] Capable of being alienated, sold, or transferred to another; as,
land is alienable according to the laws of the state.
(Al"ien*age) n. [Cf. OF. aliénage.]
1. The state or legal condition of being an alien.
The disabilities of alienage are removable by naturalization or by special license from the State of residence,
and in some of the United States by declaration of intention of naturalization. Kent. Wharton.
Estates forfeitable on account of alienage.
2. The state of being alienated or transferred to another. Brougham.
(Al"ien*ate) a. [L. alienatus, p. p. of alienare, fr. alienus. See Alien, and cf. Aliene.] Estranged; withdrawn
in affection; foreign; with from.
O alienate from God.
(Al"ien*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alienated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Alienating.]
1. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
2. To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to
estrange; to wean; with from.
The errors which . . . alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart.
The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the
(Al"ien*ate) n. A stranger; an alien. [Obs.]