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 (ŭn-āl′yə-nə-bəl, -ā′lē-ə-)
Not to be separated, given away, or taken away; inalienable: "All of them ... claim unalienable dignity as individuals" (Garrison Keillor).
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law a variant of inalienable
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(ɪnˈeɪl yə nə bəl, -ˈeɪ li ə-)

not alienable; not transferable to another or capable of being repudiated: inalienable rights.
in•al`ien•a•bil′i•ty, n.
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inalienable, unalienable - Inalienable and unalienable are interchangeable for "unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor."
See also related terms for interchangeable.
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Adj.1.unalienable - incapable of being repudiated or transferred to anotherunalienable - incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another; "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"
intrinsic, intrinsical - belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
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References in classic literature ?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
When they would thrust at, or parry, the noses of his champing horses, making them swing their heads and move their feet, disturbing a solid dreamy repose, he swore at the men as fools, for he himself could perceive that Providence had caused it clearly to be written, that he and his team had the unalienable right to stand in the proper path of the sun chariot, and if they so minded, obstruct its mission or take a wheel off.
Father Ignatius performed the offices of the church, in a little chapel attached to the estate of Don Augustin; and long ere the sun had begun to fall, Middleton pressed the blushing and timid young Creole to his bosom, his acknowledged and unalienable wife.
He stressed that it was the responsibility of the international community to take notice of the atrocities being committed by the Indian forces in Kashmir and to support the unalienable right to self-determination as promised to them by the UN Security Council seventy years ago.
Bruce Lustig, Senior Rabbi at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Member of the Commission on Unalienable Right at the US State Department, Rabbi Marshall Breger, Professor Bob Distro, and Dr.
A republic--our present government --is a form of government based upon the rule of law in which the citizens have certain unalienable individual rights that are not subject to majority vote, nor can they be revoked by government.
And importantly, it will defend the unalienable rights for all human beings." Meanwhile, he noted "today, we come together to turn our convictions into action.
Champions of human rights around the world are reacting with understandable suspicion to Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo's announcement that he is creating a 'Commission on Unalienable Rights' that will "ground our discussion of human rights in America's founding principles." The first reason for concern is that Pompeo is part of an administration that has winked at gross human-rights violations by allies -- such as the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an atrocity the CIA concluded "with a high degree of confidence" had been ordered Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
We know it by heart: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." We've heard it so often, it's almost a cliche.
He said clean drinking water, air and environment were the unalienable rights of every citizen of the country and the government was committed to change the country's status from green to greenest in its remaining four years.
MORALITY is an outgrowth of unalienable human rights including but not limited to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.