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Alienation of Affection

Definition of the noun alienation of affection

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  1. a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: civil wrong / tort = any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought

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Google previewTrial evidence (1918)

Alienation of affection is a mat- ter in aggravation only. Evans v.

Google previewAgricultural and Agribusiness Law (2015)

An Introduction for Non-lawyers by Theodore A. Feitshans

Alienation of affection is a common law tort that is typically, but not ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (1983)

by Viktor Knapp

A husband is able to make use of four actions:396 abduction, enticement or harbouring; adultery and criminal conversation ; alienation of affection ; deprivation of wife's consortium. The first three actions are concerned with intentional harm, ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

ALIENATION OF AFFECTION Elements. A cause of action for alienation of affection consists of three elements: 1) wrongful conduct of the defendant; 2) loss of affection or consortium; and 3) causal connection between such conduct and the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Anger; alienation of affection.—Julius Caesar was by acclamation termed king, ...

Google previewA Complete and Universal English Dictionary (1824)

Including Not Only an Explanation of Difficult Words and Technical Terms in All Faculties and Professions ... To which are Added, a Chronological Series of Remarkable Events ... by James Barclay, William Shorton

aversion of the palate ; disrelish ; disgust ; dislike ; anger ; alienation of affection. DISTASTEFUL, a. affecting the palate, or organ of taste, with a nauseous or disagreeable sensation ; that gives offence, or is unpleasing ; shewing ...

Google previewA new Dictionary of the English Language. ... To which is prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar (1773)

by William KENRICK (LL.D.)

-Anger 5 alienation of affection. ' To Dis'rrCs'rz. lv. a. [from the noon] To fill the mouth ss with nauseonsness, or djsrelish.

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