unalienable

adjective
un·​alien·​able | \ ˌən-ˈāl-yə-nə-bəl How to pronounce unalienable (audio) , -ˈā-lē-ə- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Rocketman reveals an unalienable truth: Taron Egerton is a star. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Your Complete Guide To Golden Globe Winner & Rocketman Star Taron Egerton," 5 Jan. 2020 Related: Chilly temperatures don’t stop attendees at The Woodlands Human Rights Walk In 1948, the United Nations designated 30 unalienable rights as basic to all human beings under the advice of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Annual Human Rights Walk returns to Woodlands in December," 1 Oct. 2019 And that the role of government is above all to secure those unalienable rights. Ivo Daalder, Twin Cities, "Ivo Daalder: The real threat to liberalism is the U.S.’ unwillingness to defend it," 15 July 2019 The geography of the Civil War is repeating itself, but this time with the American South affirming the promise of the Founding — that all men are created equal and endowed with unalienable rights, first among them a right to life. David French, National Review, "The South Is a Pro-Life Stronghold," 11 July 2019 We are endowed with certain unalienable rights and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Fox News, "Jon Voigt: Burt Reynolds, you were a true artist," 10 Sep. 2018 The idea those young men and those old men hated was precisely and literally the idea on which this Republic was founded, the idea that any man may claim his equal manhood in this country, his unalienable right. Burt Solomon, The Atlantic, "Our Back Pages: The Atlantic and Civil Rights," 4 Apr. 2018 The geography of the Civil War is repeating itself, but this time with the American South affirming the promise of the Founding — that all men are created equal and endowed with unalienable rights, first among them a right to life. David French, National Review, "The South Is a Pro-Life Stronghold," 11 July 2019 And that the role of government is above all to secure those unalienable rights. Ivo Daalder, Twin Cities, "Ivo Daalder: The real threat to liberalism is the U.S.’ unwillingness to defend it," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of unalienable

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Unalienable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unalienable. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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unalienable

adjective
How to pronounce unalienable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unalienable

chiefly US, formal : impossible to take away or give up

unalienable

adjective
un·​alien·​able | \ ˌən-ˈāl-yə-nə-bəl, -ˈā-lē-ə- How to pronounce unalienable (audio) \

Legal Definition of unalienable

: not alienable : inalienable

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