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inviolable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inviolable  \In*vi"o*la*ble\,  a.  [L.  inviolabilis:  cf  F. 
  inviolable.  See  {Inviolate},  a.] 
  1.  Not  violable;  not  susceptible  of  hurt,  wound,  or  harm 
  (used  with  respect  to  either  physical  or  moral  damage); 
  not  susceptible  of  being  profaned  or  corrupted;  sacred; 
  holy;  as  inviolable  honor  or  chastity;  an  inviolable 
  shrine. 
 
  He  tried  a  third  a  tough,  well-chosen  spear,  The 
  inviolable  body  stood  sincere.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Unviolated;  uninjured;  undefiled;  uncorrupted. 
 
  For  thou,  be  sure  shalt  give  account  To  him  who 
  sent  us  whose  charge  is  to  keep  This  place 
  inviolable,  and  these  from  harm.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Not  capable  of  being  broken  or  violated;  as  an  inviolable 
  covenant,  agreement,  promise,  or  vow. 
 
  Their  almighty  Maker  first  ordained  And  bound  them 
  with  inviolable  bands.  --Spenser. 
 
  And  keep  our  faiths  firm  and  inviolable.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inviolable 
  adj  1:  that  cannot  be  transgressed  or  dishonored;  "the  person  of 
  the  king  is  inviolable";  "an  inviolable  oath"  [ant:  {violable}] 
  2:  able  to  withstand  attack;  "an  impregnable  fortress"; 
  "fortifications  that  made  the  frontier  inviolable"  [syn:  {impregnable}, 
  {secure},  {strong},  {unassailable},  {unattackable}] 
  3:  must  be  kept  sacred  [syn:  {inviolate},  {sacrosanct}] 
  4:  not  capable  of  being  violated  or  infringed;  "infrangible 
  human  rights"  [syn:  {absolute},  {infrangible}] 




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