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English Dictionary: inviolable by the DICT Development Group
2 results for inviolable
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; "the person of the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath"
    Antonym(s): violable
  2. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"
    Synonym(s): impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable
  3. must be kept sacred
    Synonym(s): inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanct
  4. not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible human rights"
    Synonym(s): absolute, infrangible, inviolable
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
                     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.
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