Definition of alienable in English:



  • Able to be transferred to new ownership.

    ‘it was in the interest of the public and the landowners to make land freely alienable’
    • ‘A person's fame or ‘publicity right’ is deemed to be fully alienable and descendible.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘It is not alienable intellectual property - but constant, irretrievably and forever after granted.’