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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.
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that must not or cannot be transgressed, dishonoured, or broken; to be kept sacred: an inviolable oath.
inˌviolaˈbility, inˈviolableness n
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in•vi•o•la•ble(ɪnˈvaɪ ə lə bəl)
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]
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|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"|
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adjective sacrosanct, sacred, hallowed, holy, inalienable, unalterable The game had a single inviolable rule
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inviolable[ɪnˈvaɪələbl] ADJ → inviolable
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inviolable[ɪnˈvaɪələbl] adj (frm) → inviolabile
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