View synonyms for inviolability


[ in-vahy-uh-luh-bil-i-tee ]


  1. the fact or quality of being safe or protected from attack, infringement, destruction, or interference:

    The inviolability of diplomatic agents is one of the long and well-recognized rules of international law.

    We will continue to take efficient measures to ensure the independence and inviolability of the courts.

  2. the fact or quality of being held in reverence as something that must never be violated; sacredness:

    Our constitutional structure was built upon respect for the integrity and inviolability of the individual conscience.

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I came here eight years ago with a reverence for The Post’s heritage of courage and independence and feeling an inviolable obligation to uphold its values.

The first — that experimenters can choose what measurements to perform — would seem inviolable.

“I am an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability,” Kelley told a 911 dispatcher in one call.

These are the sacred rights of personal security, property, and the inviolability of the home of every citizen.

These were handed down from local priest to local priest, with the inviolability of sacred and immutable tradition.

As to "inviolability," I would not have such a word mentioned.

It is the law that invests the person of a queen, whoever she be, with a sort of inviolability.

Unconsciously she clung to her belief in the natural inviolability of her privilege.





in vino veritasinviolable