inalienable


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in·al·ien·a·ble

 (ĭn-āl′yə-nə-bəl, -ā′lē-ə-)
adj.
That cannot be transferred to another or others: inalienable rights.

in·al′ien·a·bil′i·ty n.
in·al′ien·a·bly adv.

inalienable

(ɪnˈeɪljənəbəl)
adj
not able to be transferred to another; not alienable: the inalienable rights of the citizen.
inˌalienaˈbility, inˈalienableness n
inˈalienably adv

in•al•ien•a•ble

(ɪnˈeɪl yə nə bəl, -ˈeɪ li ə-)

adj.
not alienable; not transferable to another or capable of being repudiated: inalienable rights.
[1635–45]
in•al`ien•a•bil′i•ty, n.

inalienable

, unalienable - Inalienable and unalienable are interchangeable for "unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor."
See also related terms for interchangeable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inalienable - incapable of being repudiated or transferred to anotherinalienable - incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another; "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"
intrinsic, intrinsical - belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
alienable - transferable to another owner
2.inalienable - not subject to forfeiture; "an unforfeitable right"
indefeasible - not liable to being annulled or voided or undone; "an indefeasible right to freedom"; "an indefeasible claim to the title"

inalienable

adjective sacrosanct, absolute, unassailable, inherent, entailed (Law), non-negotiable, inviolable, nontransferable, untransferable respect for the inalienable rights of people and nations
Translations

inalienable

[ɪnˈeɪlɪənəbl] ADJinalienable

inalienable

adj rightsunveräußerlich

inalienable

[ɪnˈeɪlɪənəbl] adj (frm) (right) → inalienabile
References in classic literature ?
There was one other object in the garden which Nature might fairly claim as her inalienable property, in spite of whatever man could do to render it his own.
All this enmity and passion had Pearl inherited, by inalienable right, out of Hester's heart.
I know no right of chivalry,'' he said, ``more precious or inalienable than that of each free knight to choose his lady-love by his own judgment.
Even in our own country there are still philosophers who deny the principles asserted in the Declaration, as self-evident truths--who deny the natural equality and inalienable rights of man--who deny that the people are the only legitimate source of power--who deny that all just powers of government are derived from the consent of the governed.
If he growled and showed his fighting fangs when they trespassed upon his inalienable rights to the fruits of his kills they felt no anger toward him--only greater respect for the efficient and the fit--for him who could not only kill but protect the flesh of his kill.
For Adam, though you see him quite master of himself, working hard and delighting in his work after his inborn inalienable nature, had not outlived his sorrow--had not felt it slip from him as a temporary burden, and leave him the same man again.
He slapped old friends on the back and asked them if the stumps were coming away easily; he talked nonsense concerning labor and the inalienable rights of elephants to a long "nooning"; and, wandering to and fro, he thoroughly demoralized the garden till sundown, when he returned to his picket for food.
But when Kerchak spoke to her about it Kala threatened to run away from the tribe if they did not leave her in peace with the child; and as this is one of the inalienable rights of the jungle folk, if they be dissatisfied among their own people, they bothered her no more, for Kala was a fine clean-limbed young female, and they did not wish to lose her.
A joyous feeling of freedom- that complete inalienable freedom natural to man which he had first experienced at the first halt outside Moscow- filled Pierre's soul during his convalescence.
I have said it was long after I had read those histories, full of his inalienable charm, mere pot-boilers as they were, and far beneath his more willing efforts, that I came to know his poetry.
And publicly exhibited in the same city all the while; gilded, framed and glazed hung up for general admiration; shown to strangers not with shame, but pride; its face not turned towards the wall, itself not taken down and burned; is the Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America, which solemnly declares that All Men are created Equal; and are endowed by their Creator with the Inalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness!
This inalienable habit of saving, as an end in itself, belonged to the industrious men of business of a former generation, who made their fortunes slowly, almost as the tracking of the fox belongs to the harrier,--it constituted them a "race," which is nearly lost in these days of rapid money-getting, when lavishness comes close on the back of want.