inviolability

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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.
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inviolability

noun
The quality or condition of being safe from assault, trespass, or violation:
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inviolability

[ɪnˌvaɪələˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ninviolabilidad f

inviolability

[ɪnˌvaɪələˈbɪlɪti] ninviolabilité f

inviolability

nUnantastbarkeit f; (of frontiers)Unverletzlichkeit f; (of law, oath)Heiligkeit f
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