inviolate


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in·vi·o·late

 (ĭn-vī′ə-lĭt)
adj.
Not violated or profaned; intact: "The great inviolate place had an ancient permanence which the sea cannot claim" (Thomas Hardy).

[Middle English, from Latin inviolātus : in-, not; see in-1 + violātus, past participle of violāre, to violate; see violate.]

in·vi′o·la·cy (-lə-sē), in·vi′o·late·ness n.
in·vi′o·late·ly adv.

inviolate

(ɪnˈvaɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
adj
1. free from violation, injury, disturbance, etc
2. a less common word for inviolable
inˈviolacy, inˈviolateness n
inˈviolately adv

in•vi•o•late

(ɪnˈvaɪ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

adj.
1. free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.
2. undisturbed.
3. unbroken.
4. not infringed.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin inviolātus unhurt, inviolable]
in•vi•o•la•cy (ɪnˈvaɪ ə lə si) in•vi′o•late•ness, n.
in•vi′o•late•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inviolate - (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken; "she was intact, virginal"
uninjured - not injured physically or mentally
2.inviolate - must be kept sacred
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"

inviolate

Translations

inviolate

[ɪnˈvaɪəlɪt] ADJ [land, possessions] → intacto (liter) [woman] → intacto, sin mancillar (liter)

inviolate

adj (form) honourunbeschadet; rightsunangetastet

inviolate

[ɪnˈvaɪəlɪt] adjinviolato/a
References in classic literature ?
Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be.
On the marriage morning, Doctor Manette bad made it his one urgent and express request to Charles Darnay, that the secret of this name should be--unless he, the Doctor, dissolved the obligation--kept inviolate between them.
I have never allowed you to roam through all the chambers of my consciousness, but I keep a sanctuary there for you alone, and will keep it inviolate for you always.
Resolved: that the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depend, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.
A part of the duty of this body, as marked out by the constitution, was "to inquire whether the constitution had been preserved inviolate in every part; and whether the legislative and executive branches of government had performed their duty as guardians of the people, or assumed to themselves, or exercised, other or greater powers than they are entitled to by the constitution.
The characteristics of our romantic are to understand everything, to see everything and to see it often incomparably more clearly than our most realistic minds see it; to refuse to accept anyone or anything, but at the same time not to despise anything; to give way, to yield, from policy; never to lose sight of a useful practical object (such as rent-free quarters at the government expense, pensions, decorations), to keep their eye on that object through all the enthusiasms and volumes of lyrical poems, and at the same time to preserve "the sublime and the beautiful" inviolate within them to the hour of their death, and to preserve themselves also, incidentally, like some precious jewel wrapped in cotton wool if only for the benefit of "the sublime and the beautiful.
The other Achaeans sat where they were all silent and orderly to hear the king, and Agamemnon looked into the vault of heaven and prayed saying, "I call Jove the first and mightiest of all gods to witness, I call also Earth and Sun and the Erinyes who dwell below and take vengeance on him who shall swear falsely, that I have laid no hand upon the girl Briseis, neither to take her to my bed nor otherwise, but that she has remained in my tents inviolate.
Despite her not inviolate past, what still abode in such a woman as Tess outvalued the freshness of her fellows.
The place was cold as the inviolate vault; blinds had to be drawn up, and glass cases uncovered, before we could see a thing except the row of murderers' death-masks - the placid faces with the swollen necks - that stood out on their shelves to give us ghostly greeting.
In all things I would have the island of a man inviolate.
The old America had only one foreign policy, and that was to hold inviolate the Monroe doctrine.
Outwardly, dark green arms keep them inviolate from curious or indifferent eyes.