One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Able to be transferred to new ownership.
- ‘‘Property is supposed to be alienable,’ she said.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is not alienable intellectual property - but constant, irretrievably and forever after granted.’
- ‘That the ‘good of the country’ is somehow alienable from the civil liberties of the people is something I have difficulty comprehending.’
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