- prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration: an inviolable sanctuary; an inviolable promise.
- incapable of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable: inviolable secrecy.
Origin of inviolable
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Examples from the Web for inviolability
“I am an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability,” Kelley told a 911 dispatcher in one call.Jill Kelley Says Paula Broadwell Tried to ‘Blackmail’ Her
January 22, 2013
Inviolability of the person, residence, property, and correspondence.Bulgaria
To be where you are you must believe in the inviolability of the Union.The Long Roll
The inviolability of the laws of nature also results from this idea.
He could not rely for a moment upon the inviolability of his own house.The Golden Dog
The inviolability of his character protects him from any real danger.The Conspirators
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
- that must not or cannot be transgressed, dishonoured, or broken; to be kept sacredan inviolable oath
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Word Origin and History for inviolability
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