Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The transfer of title. See 47 Am. St. Rep. 741.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In real property law. The transfer of the property and possession of lands, tenements or other things, from one person to another. Termes de la Ley. It is particularly applied to absolute conveyances of real property. Co.nover v. Mutual Ins. Co.., 1 N. Y. 290, 294. The act by which the title to real estate is voluntarily resigned by one person to another apd accepted by the latter, in the forms prescribed by law. The voluntary and complete transfer from one person to another, involving the complete and absolute exclusion, out of him who alienates, of any remaining interest or particle of interest, in the thing transmitted; the complete transfer of the property and possession of lands, tenements, or other things to another. Orrell v. Bay Mfg. Co.., 83 Miss. 800, 36 South. 561, 70 In R. A. 881; Burbank v. Insurance Co.., 24 N. H. 558, 57 Am. Dec. 300; United States v. Schurz, 102 In S 378, 26 In Ed. 167; Vining v. Willis, 40 Kan. 609, 20 Pac. 232. In medical jurisprudence. A generic term denoting the different kinds or forms of mental aberration or derangement.
    —Alienation office. In English practice. An office for the recovery of fines levied upon writs of covenant and entries. Alienation pending a suit is void. 2 P. Wms. 482; 2 Atk. 174; 3 Atk. 392; 11 Ves. 194; Murray v. Baliow, 1 Johns. Ch. (N. Y.) 566, 580.