in·​al·​ter·​able | \(ˌ)i-ˈnȯl-t(ə-)rə-bəl \

Definition of inalterable 

: not alterable : unalterable

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inalterability \(ˌ)i-​ˌnȯl-​t(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
inalterableness \(ˌ)i-​ˈnȯl-​t(ə-​)rə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
inalterably \(ˌ)i-​ˈnȯl-​t(ə-​)rə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of inalterable in a Sentence

the inalterable record of history, which we ignore at our peril

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Bitcoin's blockchain provides inalterable evidence, stored on thousands of computers, of every Bitcoin transaction that's ever taken place. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, "A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers a New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins," 5 Apr. 2018 Yet the inalterable truth is that the 72-victory Bulls did punctuate their historic regular season by winning a championship over Payton’s Seattle SuperSonics. Harvey Araton, New York Times, "THUNDER 118, WARRIORS 94 | OKLAHOMA CITY LEADS SERIES, 3-1," 25 May 2016

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First Known Use of inalterable

1541, in the meaning defined above

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