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immovable

or im·move·a·ble

[ih-moo-vuh-buhl]
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adjective
  1. incapable of being moved; fixed; stationary.
  2. incapable of being influenced by feeling; emotionless: an immovable heart; an immovable tyrant.
  3. incapable of being moved from one's purpose, opinion, etc.; steadfast; unyielding.
  4. not subject to change; unalterable.
  5. not moving; motionless.
  6. Law.
    1. not liable to be removed, or permanent in place.
    2. (of property) real, as distinguished from personal.
  7. not changing from one date to another in different years: Christmas is an immovable feast.
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noun
  1. something immovable.
  2. immovables, Law. lands and the appurtenances thereof, as trees and buildings.
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Origin of immovable

1325–75; Middle English immevable, immovable; see im-2, movable
Related formsim·mov·a·bil·i·ty, im·mov·a·ble·ness, nounim·mov·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for immoveables

immoveables

pl n
  1. (in most foreign legal systems) real property
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immovable

immoveable

adjective
  1. unable to move or be moved; fixed; immobile
  2. unable to be diverted from one's intentions; steadfast
  3. unaffected by feeling; impassive
  4. unchanging; unalterable
  5. (of feasts, holidays, etc) occurring on the same date every year
  6. law
    1. (of property) not liable to be removed; fixed
    2. of or relating to immoveablesCompare movable
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Derived Formsimmovability, immoveability, immovableness or immoveableness, nounimmovably or immoveably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immoveables

immovable

adj.

late 14c., literal and figurative, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + movable. Related: Immovably.

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