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Capable of being violated: a violable rule; a violable contract.

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


(ˈvaɪ ə lə bəl)

capable of being violated.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
vi`o•la•bil′i•ty, n.
vi′o•la•bly, adv.
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Adj.1.violable - capable of being violated; "a violable rule"; "a violable contract"
inviolable - incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; "the person of the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath"
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He said that the completion of the Nandipur Power by the Punjab government had brought more criticism to the inaptness of the government and it was hard to find even exception to justify its competitiveness and violability.
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Bussy D'Ambois's revelatory insight into the common violability and mortality of the human body at the end of George Chapman's eponymous play exemplifies the precarious nature of skin in early modern drama: the wounds inflicted by fake onstage violence mark the carnal envelope as a potentially dysfunctional surface that can be easily violated and penetrated.
The idea of women's inherent violability has since been rejected by many feminists, who have argued that there is no natural essence of femininity, but women are rather trained to fit a certain role in society.
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In contrast, of course, is Apuleius' Metamorphoses (and, likewise, Petronius' Satyrica), which emphasizes the violability of the hero's body.