inviolate

adjective
in·​vi·​o·​late | \ (ˌ)in-ˈvī-ə-lət How to pronounce inviolate (audio) \

Definition of inviolate

: not violated or profaned especially : pure

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Other Words from inviolate

inviolately adverb
inviolateness noun

Examples of inviolate in a Sentence

These rights must remain inviolate.

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Vividly monumental aggregates of cyclopean arches, inverted pyramids, louvered domes, layered patterns and saturated colors—this is not the rigidly principled modernism of Le Corbusier or the inviolate geometry of Louis Kahn. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "‘Architecture of Independence: African Modernism’ Review: Overlooked Riches at Eye Level," 22 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of inviolate

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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inviolate

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inviolate

formal : not harmed or changed

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