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inalienable

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adjective in·alien·able \(ˌ)i-ˈnāl-yə-nə-bəl, -ˈnā-lē-ə-nə-\

Simple Definition of inalienable

  • : impossible to take away or give up

Full Definition of inalienable

  1. :  incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred <inalienable rights>

in·alien·abil·i·ty play \-ˌnāl-yə-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌnā-lē-ə-nə-\ noun
in·alien·ably play \-ˈnāl-yə-nə-blē, -ˈnā-lē-ə-nə-\ adverb

Origin of inalienable

probably from French inaliénable, from in- + aliénable alienable


First Known Use: circa 1645


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