Definition of alienatio
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LNS
aliēnātiō, aliēnātiōnis
alieno
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. the transferring of the possession of a thing to another, so as to make it his property
  2. of one family, to another
  3. the transferring of one's self, the going over to another
  4. a separation, desertion, aversion, dislike, alienation
Abbreviations
aliēnātio, ōnis, f. alieno. Act., the transferring of the possession of a thing to another, so as to make it his property: Alienatio tum fit, cum dominium ad alium transferimus, Dig. 18, 1, 67; Sen. Ben. 5, 10. So, alienatio sacrorum, a transfer of the sacred rites (sacra) of one family (gens) to another, Cic. Or. 42, 144; so id. Leg. 3, 20, 48.

— Neutr., the transferring of one's self, i. e. the going over to another; hence, Trop., a separation, desertion, aversion, dislike, alienation (the internal separating or withdrawing of the feeling of good-will, friendship, and the like; while disjunctio designates merely an external separation): tuam a me alienationem commendationem tibi ad impios cives fore, Cic. Phil. 2. 1: alienatio consulum, id. Q. Fr. 1, 4: alienatio disjunctioque amicitiae, id. Lael. 21, 76: alienatio exercitūs (opp. benevolentia), Caes. B. C. 2, 31: in Vitellium alienatio, Tac. H. 2, 60: alienatio patrui, id. A. 2, 43: Numquid non perditio est iniquo, et alienatio operantibus injustitiam, Vulg. Job, 31, 3.

— In medic. lang.: alienatio mentis, aberration of mind, loss of reason, delirium, Cels. 4, 2; so Plin. 21, 21, 89, ยง 155: continua, Dig. 1, 18, 14; also without mentis: alienatio saporque, Sen. Ep. 78: alienationis in commoda, Firm. 4, 1.
 
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