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

: impossible to take away or give up

Full Definition of INALIENABLE

:  incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred <inalienable rights>
in·alien·abil·i·ty \-ˌnāl-yə-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌnā-lē-ə-nə-\ noun
in·alien·ably \-ˈnāl-yə-nə-blē, -ˈnā-lē-ə-nə-\ adverb


probably from French inaliénable, from in- + aliénable alienable
First Known Use: circa 1645

Other Legal Terms

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INALIENABLE Defined for Kids


adjective in·alien·able \i-ˈnāl-yə-nə-bəl\

Definition of INALIENABLE for Kids

:  impossible to take away or give up <Our citizens have certain inalienable rights.>


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