- not subject to prescription.
Origin of imprescriptible
Examples from the Web for imprescriptible
Historical Examples of imprescriptible
It is limited by no "imprescriptible" right of the individual.Liberalism
L. T. Hobhouse
This sovereignty is one, indivisible, imprescriptible, and inalienable.The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III.
There is no “imprescriptible right” to either independence or empire.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy
Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
The object of all society ought to be the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man.Dr. Stearns's Tour from London to Paris
Imprescriptible, im-pre-skrip′ti-bl, adj. not founded on external authority.
- law immune or exempt from prescription
Word Origin and History for imprescriptible
"inalienable, not subject to prescription," 1560s, French imprescriptible (16c.) or a native formation from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + Latin praescriptus, past participle of praescribere "to write beforehand" (see prescribe). Usually with right. Alternative imprescribable is attested from 1887.