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.
(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.
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.