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ALIENATION

The transfer, sale, or reduction of value of Church property. Ecclesiastical law regulates the alienation and sets down specific conditions under which it is to be done. (Etym. Latin alienus, of another, foreign.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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