Associations to the word «Alienation»

Wiktionary

ALIENATION, noun. The act of alienating.
ALIENATION, noun. The state of being alienated.
ALIENATION, noun. Emotional isolation or dissociation.
ALIENATION OF AFFECTIONS, noun. (legal) common law tort that can be brought against the third party alleged to be responsible for the failure of marriage (abolished in many jurisdictions)

Dictionary definition

ALIENATION, noun. The feeling of being alienated from other people.
ALIENATION, noun. Separation resulting from hostility.
ALIENATION, noun. (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another; "the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership".
ALIENATION, noun. The action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly; "his behavior alienated the other students".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats