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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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In her hands, territory becomes flesh: beautiful and violable.
It was often unable to control religious affiliation or identification, however, when it came to dealing with converts or those who trespassed and rendered violable the confessional boundaries in which the state invested disciplinary energy.
De esa manera, inscriben a las mujeres africanas lesbianas como un sujeto colectivo, 'colectivizable', cuya vida y muerte estan definidas por su disidencia sexual (mujeres que aman mujeres) y por su vulnerabilidad y condicion de victima, de ser un cuerpo [negro] violable y descartable.
Violable is variable: Optimality theory and linguistic variation.
Lee Enterprises has not alleged a violation of its right of privacy because it has no violable right of privacy.
It argues that universal grammar is simply a set of violable constraints and that the grammars of specific languages are products of the language-particular rankings of those constraints.
Marcus contends that "the language of rape solicits women to position themselves as violable, fearful", and at the same time positions men as inherently violent and entitled to women's bodies (1992 390).
Programmable connected components, whether machinery, navigation or communication systems, were violable to potential cyber-attack.
In this moral vacuum, arguments that treat individuals' negative rights as violable have gained influence.
In her book Conquest, Sexual Violence and the American Indian Genocide, Andrea Smith argues that "The project of colonial sexual violence establishes the ideology that Native bodies are inherently violable--and, by extension, that Native lands are inherently violable.
Basically, this model provides mappings from inputs (underlying representations) to outputs (surface realizations) through three components: GEN, which generates a list of candidates for outputs, based on an input; CON, which forms a set of violable constraints, ordered to decide the "best" candidate for output; and EVAL, which chooses the optimal candidate, based on the constraints.