(third-person singular simple present abalienates, present participle abalienating, simple past and past participle abalienated)
- (civil law) To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate.
- 1883, A commentary on the Greek text of the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, page 165:
- National distinction did not, indeed, exist in patriarchal times, but by the formation of the theocracy the other races of men were formally abalienated from Israel, and no doubt their own vices and idolatry justified their exclusion.
- , Edwin Sandys, in The sermons of Edwin Sandys (1841), part 4, page 300:
- The devil and his deceitful angels do so bewitch them, and fill their hearts with vain cogitations, so abalienate their minds, and trouble their memory, that they cannot tell what is said: it is forgotten by that it is spoken.
From Latin abaliēnātus, perfect passive participle of abaliēnō (“alienate; remove”); from ab- (“by, from; away”) + aliēnō (“alienate, estrange”); from aliēnus (“foreign, alien”), from alius (“other, another”).