[in-eyl-yuh-nuh-buh l, -ey-lee-uh-]
- not transferable to another or not capable of being taken away or denied; not alienable: inalienable rights, freedoms, and liberties; an inalienable territory; inalienable principles and values.
Origin of inalienable
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inviolable, absolute, unassailable, inherent.
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Examples from the Web for inalienable
Trying to build a one-state reality in the name of “inalienable rights and realpolitik” is treacherously dishonest.Another Reason Dani Dayan is Wrong
Elisheva Goldberg, Sahar Segal
August 3, 2012
Iran may propose measures that suit it better, finding a way to compromise even as it asserts its inalienable right to enrichment.Iran’s Tone Changes in Istanbul: Nuke Talks ‘Constructive and Useful’
April 15, 2012
We would exercise our right to go anywhere at any time, as inalienable in the modern world as the right to freedom of speech.Ciao, Roma! Hello, Newark!
January 6, 2011
Tehran repeatedly points out that peaceful nuclear work is an “inalienable right” in the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.The Deal to Disarm Iran
October 17, 2009
Liberty is inalienable, and its price is above that of all the goods of this world.
It was a habit of thought, inalienable, the product of the ages.The Vagrant Duke
It is a national prerogative, as inalienable as his pride and his poverty.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
Your declaration on the inalienable rights of men is well stated.America First
What, then, becomes of the equal and inalienable right of all men to freedom?
- not able to be transferred to another; not alienablethe inalienable rights of the citizen
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Word Origin and History for inalienable
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