Inalienable possession

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Inalienable possession is the possessive relation that a person has with his body parts or properties, as distinguished from the possessive relation with things that he can give away or loose. EXAMPLE: John has blue eyes is a case of inalienable possession, while John has a blue car is a case of alienable possession. The notion of inalienable possession is also used to explicate the ambiguity of e.g. John broke his leg: in the reading which is closest to John's leg broke, his designates inalienable possession.

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Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics