inviolate


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in·vi·o·late

 (ĭn-vī′ə-lĭt)
adj.
Not violated or profaned; intact: "The great inviolate place had an ancient permanence which the sea cannot claim" (Thomas Hardy).

[Middle English, from Latin inviolātus : in-, not; see in-1 + violātus, past participle of violāre, to violate; see violate.]

in·vi′o·la·cy (-lə-sē), in·vi′o·late·ness n.
in·vi′o·late·ly adv.

inviolate

(ɪnˈvaɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
adj
1. free from violation, injury, disturbance, etc
2. a less common word for inviolable
inˈviolacy, inˈviolateness n
inˈviolately adv

in•vi•o•late

(ɪnˈvaɪ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

adj.
1. free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.
2. undisturbed.
3. unbroken.
4. not infringed.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin inviolātus unhurt, inviolable]
in•vi•o•la•cy (ɪnˈvaɪ ə lə si) in•vi′o•late•ness, n.
in•vi′o•late•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inviolate - (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken; "she was intact, virginal"
uninjured - not injured physically or mentally
2.inviolate - must be kept sacred
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"

inviolate

Translations

inviolate

[ɪnˈvaɪəlɪt] ADJ [land, possessions] → intacto (liter) [woman] → intacto, sin mancillar (liter)

inviolate

adj (form) honourunbeschadet; rightsunangetastet

inviolate

[ɪnˈvaɪəlɪt] adjinviolato/a
References in classic literature ?
Preserved by three Brahmins, the inviolate deity, bearing the Yellow Diamond in its forehead, was removed by night, and was transported to the second of the sacred cities of India-- the city of Benares.
Outwardly, dark green arms keep them inviolate from curious or indifferent eyes.
On the contrary, as he esteemed the institution to be of the most sacred kind, he thought every preparatory caution necessary to preserve it holy and inviolate; and very wisely concluded, that the surest way to effect this was by laying the foundation in previous affection.
A part of the duty of this body, as marked out by the constitution, was "to inquire whether the constitution had been preserved inviolate in every part; and whether the legislative and executive branches of government had performed their duty as guardians of the people, or assumed to themselves, or exercised, other or greater powers than they are entitled to by the constitution.
Despite her not inviolate past, what still abode in such a woman as Tess outvalued the freshness of her fellows.
It was a very sentimental and rather ill-spelled epistle in which the inflammable Cyrus reproached her in heart-rending words for her coldness, and begged her to answer his letter, saying that if she did he would keep the secret "in violets." Cyrus probably meant "inviolate" but Cecily thought it was intended for a poetical touch.
I have never allowed you to roam through all the chambers of my consciousness, but I keep a sanctuary there for you alone, and will keep it inviolate for you always.
"Resolved: that the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depend, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes."
The other Achaeans sat where they were all silent and orderly to hear the king, and Agamemnon looked into the vault of heaven and prayed saying, "I call Jove the first and mightiest of all gods to witness, I call also Earth and Sun and the Erinyes who dwell below and take vengeance on him who shall swear falsely, that I have laid no hand upon the girl Briseis, neither to take her to my bed nor otherwise, but that she has remained in my tents inviolate. If I swear falsely may heaven visit me with all the penalties which it metes out to those who perjure themselves."
The old America had only one foreign policy, and that was to hold inviolate the Monroe doctrine.
On the marriage morning, Doctor Manette bad made it his one urgent and express request to Charles Darnay, that the secret of this name should be--unless he, the Doctor, dissolved the obligation--kept inviolate between them.
I, JOHN FAUSTUS, OF WITTENBERG, DOCTOR, BY THESE PRESENTS, DO GIVE BOTH BODY AND SOUL TO LUCIFER PRINCE OF THE EAST, AND HIS MINISTER MEPHISTOPHILIS; AND FURTHERMORE GRANT UNTO THEM, THAT, FOUR-AND- TWENTY YEARS BEING EXPIRED, AND THESE ARTICLES ABOVE-WRITTEN BEING INVIOLATE, FULL POWER TO FETCH OR CARRY THE SAID JOHN FAUSTUS, BODY AND SOUL, FLESH AND BLOOD, INTO THEIR HABITATION WHERESOEVER.