Partial Restraint on Alienation Law and Legal Definition

Partial restraint on alienation refers to a restraint on alienation other than an unqualified restraint, such as a restriction upon alienation to a particular person or persons or within a certain period of time.

A partial restraint, such as not to alien to a particular person or for a limited time, may be supported, but a general restraint of alienation when annexed to an absolute estate is void, upon the familiar principle that conditions repugnant to the estate to which they are annexed bind not. [Yost v. McKee, 179 Pa. 381 (Pa. 1897)].