- 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 inviolable
If this degree of chaotic improvisation exists within Sochi, just how inviolable is that Ring of Steel around it?Don’t You Dare Call Russians Thin-Skinned!
February 5, 2014
Article 54 of the Kuwaiti constitution stipulates that the emir is “immune and inviolable.”U.S. Challenge on Kuwait’s Death Penalty for Blasphemy: How Far to Intercede
May 5, 2012
He told me that in business dealings a handshake was inviolable.What the Richest Men in the World Don't Know
January 23, 2009
I must instruct you in the laws they observe in their cups; laws sacred and inviolable.Ebrietatis Encomium
In this he had given me an inviolable fidelity to the very last.The Autobiography of Madame Guyon
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Medina should be sacred and inviolable for all who joined the treaty.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'
Moulavi Gergh Ali
She had thought that people's private belongings, like their persons, were inviolable.The Coast of Chance
Because he is a representative, because he is inviolable, because he is consecrated by the votes of the people.Napoleon the Little
- 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 inviolable
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