One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Able to be transferred to new ownership.‘it was in the interest of the public and the landowners to make land freely alienable’
- ‘‘Property is supposed to be alienable,’ she said.’
- ‘That the ‘good of the country’ is somehow alienable from the civil liberties of the people is something I have difficulty comprehending.’
- ‘A tenant is the owner of a legal estate in land and it is a basic principle of English law that an estate in land is freely alienable.’
- ‘It is not alienable intellectual property - but constant, irretrievably and forever after granted.’
- ‘A person's fame or ‘publicity right’ is deemed to be fully alienable and descendible.’
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