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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.
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[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"?
THE Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has described the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, as an enigmatic leader with inviolably unassailable leadership qualities whose life is a study to all.
For Pennsylvania, see charter for the Province of Pennsylvania of 1681, reprinted in 5 Thorpe, supra note 17, at 3035-44 ("to reduce the savage Natives by gentle and just manners to the Love of Civil Societie and Christian Religion"); Charter of Privileges of 1701, reprinted in 5 Thorpe, supra note 17, at 3076-81 ("But because the Happiness of Mankind depends so much upon the Enjoying of Liberty of their Consciences as aforesaid, I do hereby solemnly declare, promise and grant, for me, my Heirs and Assigns, That the First Article of this Charter relating to Liberty of Conscience, and every Part and Clause therein, according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof, shall be kept and remain, without any Alteration, inviolably for ever.").
inviolably appropriated to educational purposes"); id.
By the early 20th century the nation-state was held to be inviolably sovereign in managing its affairs--though, of course, the principle was not always observed because invasive war remained in vogue, even up to 1945 in 'civilised' western Europe.
They will all swear to uphold the kingdom and "inviolably preserve and maintain the Settlement of the true Protestant religion."
As for dealing with high information volumes, blockchain technology "can represent a means whereby these transactions can be securely and inviolably recorded," he says.
I, Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British dominions beyond the seas, Queen, Defender of the Faith, do faithfully promise and swear that I shall inviolably maintain and preserve the Settlement of the True Protestant Religion as established by the laws of Scotland in prosecution of the Claim of Right and particularly an Act entitled an Act for the Securing the Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Government and by the Acts passed in both Kingdoms for the Union of the two Kingdoms, together with the Government, Worship, Discipline, Rights and Privileges of the Church of Scotland.
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." (93) Demonizing their opponents, the Convocation refused to implement this measure.