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Alienation of affection   /ˌeɪliənˈeɪʃən əv əfˈɛkʃən/   Listen
Alienation of affection

noun
1.
A tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse.






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"Alienation of affection" Quotes from Famous Books



... chroniclers show clearly the general opinion in their day to have been that there was for a time an alienation of affection between Henry and his father, brought about by envious calumniators; but that they were soon cordially reconciled: "Non obstante quorundam detractatione et accusatione multiplici, ipse, invidis renitentibus, suae piissimae benignitatis mediis, &c". Elmham, thus ascribes the cause of the ...
— Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 - Memoirs of Henry the Fifth • J. Endell Tyler



Words linked to "Alienation of affection" :   tort, civil wrong



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