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 (ăl′yə-nə-bəl, ā′lē-ə-)
Transferrable to the ownership of another.

al′ien·a·bil′i·ty n.


(ˈeɪljənəbəl; ˈeɪlɪə-)
(Law) law (of property) transferable to another owner
ˌalienaˈbility n


(ˈeɪl yə nə bəl, ˈeɪ li ə-)

adj. Law.
capable of being sold or transferred.
al`ien•a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alienable - transferable to another owneralienable - transferable to another owner  
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
inalienable, unalienable - incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another; "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"


adj (Jur) → veräußerlich; landed propertyübertragbar
References in classic literature ?
There was only a small part of his estate that Sir Walter could dispose of; but had every acre been alienable, it would have made no difference.
An adequate explanation will have to avoid two dangers: the Scylla of freedom as a merely alienable power (since, if freedom can readily be alienated, then initial moral standing can be lost, so that the implication may be cold comfort for some actual human beings), and the Charybdis of a wholly inalienable capacity (which will tend to equate freedom with natural personhood, and so once again render individualism as a species of universalism and undermine the explanatory power of Wilson's account).
Nor does it really matter whether the medium of the argument--aloha 'aina or malama 'aina--was chosen more for its appeal to the current moral power of environmentalism than for its centrality to ancient Hawaiian culture, when land was not viewed as an alienable possession.
The German people therefore commit themselves to alienable human rights.
Finally, there are four "general" papers: Drechsel on "Wilhelm von Humboldt and Edward Sapir," Munro on "Diminutive syntax," Nichols "On alienable and inalienable possession," and Proulx on "Hypotheses in diachronic linguistics.
7] More often than not, the body as alienable property will no longer be a whole, organically unified body (let alone a whole person), but will instead be reduced to a "source of spare parts.
96 hectares are classified as alienable and disposable lands.
1064, issued by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on May 22, 2006, categorized 629 hectares, or 61 percent of the island as alienable and disposable, and the rest as forest land and protected areas.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the President has directed the Department of Environment and Natural resources to hasten the process of determining which public domain could be classified as alienable and disposable lands.
The areas that could be converted into sites for socialized housing include those owned by the government or any of its subdivision, alienable lands of the public domain, unregistered or abandoned and idle lands and those declared areas of priority development, zonal improvement program sites, and slum improvement and resettlement program locations.
No to that alienable request and yes to our president's inalienable, wise and bold historical decision", he added.
Below are some of these headlines:- HM the King orders prompt arresting of the terrorists; emphasizing that it is everybody's duty to denounce such alienable acts of violence and terrorism.