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inviolable

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adjective in·vi·o·la·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈvī-ə-lə-bəl\

Simple Definition of inviolable

  • : too important to be ignored or treated with disrespect

Full Definition of inviolable

  1. 1 :  secure from violation or profanation <an inviolable law>

  2. 2 :  secure from assault or trespass :  unassailable <inviolable borders>

in·vi·o·la·bil·i·ty play \-ˌvī-ə-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·vi·o·la·ble·ness play \-ˈvī-ə-lə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·vi·o·la·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of inviolable

  1. <a person with inviolable moral standards>

  2. <an inviolable trust between lawyer and client>



Origin of inviolable

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin inviolabilis, from in- + violare to violate


First Known Use: 15th century



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