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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.
in·vi′o·la·bly adv.


[ɪnˈvaɪələblɪ] ADVinviolablemente
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He then stepped to his house, which was hard by, and immediately returned; after which, the barber having received very strict injunctions of secrecy from Jones, and having sworn inviolably to maintain it, they separated; the barber went home, and Jones retired to his chamber.
What signifies a declaration, that "the liberty of the press shall be inviolably preserved"?
As for dealing with high information volumes, blockchain technology "can represent a means whereby these transactions can be securely and inviolably recorded," he says.
And if it is your sovereign will that these decrees be inviolably fulfilled, deign, Sire, that by your autocratic command these same decrees should be renewed, albeit, Sire, under threat of punishment and lest in the future the swift execution of your personal sovereign decrees be neglected" (RGADA f.
Another anonymous Anti-Federalist commented, "Liberty therefore can only subsist, where the powers of government are properly divided, and where the different jurisdictions are inviolably kept distinct and separate.
92) The Epistle insisted upon the implementation of a like measure as the second of the "Conditions of Peace to be inviolably kept for ever, between the reverend and worthy Master Martin Marprelate gentleman on the one party, and the reverend fathers his brethren, the lord bishops of this land.
The motives which call for the adoption of the most rigid system of public economy that may be consistent with the eternal rules of Justice and doubtless at this time particularly forcible; and were the necessity for it even less imperative than it is, we should still feel, that, as the wants of this country are greater than could conveniently be removed at once, much care and judgment ought to be exercised in the selection of the objects which are most immediately conducive to her happiness; and that even upon these not one farthing should be expended more than is absolutely requisite to the attainment of them upon that moderate scale of expense which, on any accounts, should be inviolably adhered to in every department of the Government.
No matter how flexible the Founders' rules were, though, they haven't been inviolably observed.
The idea of a university education is inviolably associated with the idea of place" (p.
Not even in the deeply-entrenched democracies where the rule of law is embedded so reverentially and inviolably.
VIII, [section] 3 ("the income [of the Common School fund] shall be inviolably appropriated to the support of Common Schools, and to no other purpose whatever.
This is a clear articulation of the mystery of the creative mind and the inviolably plural character of the created reality.