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Capable of being violated: a violable rule; a violable contract.

vi′o·la·bil′i·ty, vi′o·la·ble·ness n.
vi′o·la·bly adv.


(ˈvaɪ ə lə bəl)

capable of being violated.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
vi`o•la•bil′i•ty, n.
vi′o•la•bly, adv.
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Adj.1.violable - capable of being violated; "a violable rule"; "a violable contract"
inviolable - incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; "the person of the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath"
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Programmable connected components, whether machinery, navigation or communication systems, were violable to potential cyber-attack.
In this moral vacuum, arguments that treat individuals' negative rights as violable have gained influence.
Yet this is to subordinate the notion of rights to that of a human telos, and hence to give the common good priority over rights, to make the rights violable or forfeitable--precisely as Craycraft claims, and contrary to what Murray and his followers explicitly wish when wearing their liberal hats.
But Saleh Muslim, the head of the PYD, told Reuters in Paris that the announcement represented only a "provisional" move, until there was a violable solution to the Syrian crisis.
Aftab Sherpao asked the federal government to seek a violable solution to the problems being faced by the Pakhtuns and take steps to restore sustainable peace in the country particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
This difference is extremely easy to show in Optimality Theoretic phonology given that output forms are determined by a language-specific hierarchy of universal, yet violable constraints (Prince, Smolensky 2004), as follows:
00--Bernard Berofsky has provided a rich and densely argued defense of Humean compatibilism, which he describes as the view that freedom is self-determination, and freedom in this sense is compatible with determinism because even in a deterministic world laws are as Hume described them, and so are counteffactually violable.
Such questions are usually weighted with subtly biased terms and assume flawed premises, for example, that property rights are violable.
Within this framework the female body is a biological trap through which the woman is rendered inherently weak and violable.
Mexican machismo and the ensuing belief that women are violable is the outcome of this colonial heritage, which continuously pressures Mexican men to be the Gran Chingon, to seize the opportunity to chingar and avoid being chingado.
1) But the violent shift from innocence to knowledge experienced by Temple Drake and the center of the novel's concern with evil and violable sanctuary are more concretely rooted in the darker tale of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus.
Even our most fundamental individual liberties--those described in the Bill of Rights, including parental autonomy, religious freedom, the sanctity of the home, and so on--are restricted and violable in certain circumstances.