inviolable


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in·vi·o·la·ble

 (ĭn-vī′ə-lə-bəl)
adj.
1. Secure from violation or profanation: an inviolable reliquary deep beneath the altar.
2. Impregnable to assault or trespass; invincible: fortifications that made the frontier inviolable.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin inviolābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + violāre, to violate; see violate.]

in·vi′o·la·bil′i·ty, in·vi′o·la·ble·ness n.
in·vi′o·la·bly adv.

inviolable

(ɪnˈvaɪələbəl)
adj
that must not or cannot be transgressed, dishonoured, or broken; to be kept sacred: an inviolable oath.
inˌviolaˈbility, inˈviolableness n
inˈviolably adv

in•vi•o•la•ble

(ɪnˈvaɪ ə lə bəl)

adj.
1. prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration: an inviolable sanctuary.
2. incapable of being violated; unassailable.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
in•vi`o•la•bil′i•ty, n.
in•vi′o•la•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inviolable - incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; "the person of the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath"
violable - capable of being violated; "a violable rule"; "a violable contract"
2.inviolable - immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"
invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"
3.inviolable - must be kept sacred
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
4.inviolable - not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible human rights"
inalienable, unalienable - incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another; "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"

inviolable

adjective sacrosanct, sacred, hallowed, holy, inalienable, unalterable The game had a single inviolable rule

inviolable

adjective
Protected from violation or abuse by custom, law, or feelings of reverence:
Translations

inviolable

[ɪnˈvaɪələbl] ADJinviolable

inviolable

[ɪnˈvaɪələbəl] adj
[law, principle] → inviolable
[border] → inviolable

inviolable

adjunantastbar; frontiers alsounverletzlich; law, oathheilig

inviolable

[ɪnˈvaɪələbl] adj (frm) → inviolabile
References in classic literature ?
His parting gibes were listened to in a dead, boding silence, and, with these biting words in his mouth, the triumphant Magua passed unmolested into the forest, followed by his passive captive, and protected by the inviolable laws of Indian hospitality.
Nothing was more remarkable than the instinct, as it seemed, with which the child comprehended her loneliness: the destiny that had drawn an inviolable circle round about her: the whole peculiarity, in short, of her position in respect to other children.
From this time, an inviolable sphere of peace encompassed the lowly heart of the oppressed one,--an ever-present Saviour hallowed it as a temple.
No, put up your swords--a prince's word is inviolable.
As I laid down my pen, a moment since, to think of it, the air from the sea came blowing in again, mixed with the perfume of the flowers; and I saw the old-fashioned furniture brightly rubbed and polished, my aunt's inviolable chair and table by the round green fan in the bow-window, the drugget-covered carpet, the cat, the kettle-holder, the two canaries, the old china, the punchbowl full of dried rose-leaves, the tall press guarding all sorts of bottles and pots, and, wonderfully out of keeping with the rest, my dusty self upon the sofa, taking note of everything.
But come, for thou, be sure, shalt give account To him who sent us, whose charge is to keep This place inviolable, and these from harm.
But he added, "that since I professed so inviolable an attachment to truth, I must give him my word and honour to bear him company in this voyage, without attempting any thing against my life; or else he would continue me a prisoner till we arrived at Lisbon.
In this strait it occurred to me that these people, however barbarous, have some oath which they keep with an inviolable strictness; the best precaution, therefore, that I could use would be to bind them by this oath to be true to their engagements.
The one would be amenable to personal punishment and disgrace; the person of the other is sacred and inviolable.
Among the difficulties encountered by the convention, a very important one must have lain in combining the requisite stability and energy in government, with the inviolable attention due to liberty and to the republican form.
Formerly they believed themselves sprung from Jupiter, and shielded by their birth; but nowadays they are not inviolable.
The duke is a stranger here; he is on a mission which renders his person inviolable.