Alienable Law and Legal Definition

Alienable means capable of being surrendered or transferred, usually without consent. It is the opposite of inalienable.The Declaration of Independence talks about unalienable rights. It says that that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." These rights cannot be bartered away, or given away, or taken away except in punishment of crime. Governments are instituted to “secure," not grant or create, these rights.