Alienation to All

(Al`ien*a"tion) n. [F. aliénation, 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.

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 Insanity.

(Al"ien*a"tor) n. One who alienates.

(Al*iene) v. t. To alien or alienate; to transfer, as title or property; as, to aliene an estate.

(Al"ien*ee") n. (Law) One to whom the title of property is transferred; — opposed to alienor.

It the alienee enters and keeps possession.

(Al"ien*ism) n.

1. The status or legal condition of an alien; alienage.

The law was very gentle in the construction of the disability of alienism.

2. The study or treatment of diseases of the mind.

(Al"ien*ist) n. [F. aliéniste.] One who treats diseases of the mind. Ed. Rev.

(Al`ien*or") n. [OF. aliéneur.] One who alienates or transfers property to another. Blackstone.

(Al`i*eth"moid Al`i*eth*moid"al) a. [L. ala wing + E. ethomoid.] (Anat.) Pertaining to expansions of the ethmoid bone or cartilage.

(A*life") adv. [Cf. lief dear.] On my life; dearly. [Obs.] "I love that sport alife." Beau. & Fl.

(A*lif"er*ous) a. [L. ala wing + -ferous.] Having wings, winged; aligerous. [R.]

(Al"i*form) a. [L. ala wing + -form.] Wing-shaped; winglike.

(A*lig"er*ous) a. [L. aliger; ala wing + gerere to carry.] Having wings; winged. [R.]

(A*light") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alighted sometimes Alit ; p. pr. & vb. n. Alighting.] [OE. alihten, fr. AS. alihtan; pref. a- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + lihtan, to alight, orig. to render light, to remove a burden from, fr. liht, leoht, light. See Light, v. i.]

1. To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.

2. To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.

3. To come or chance [R.]

(A*light"), a. [Pref. a- + light.] Lighted; lighted up; in a flame. "The lamps were alight." Dickens.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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