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- free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.
- undisturbed; untouched.
- not infringed.
Origin of inviolate
1375–1425; late Middle EnglishRelated formsin·vi·o·la·cy [in-vahy-uh-luh-see] /ɪnˈvaɪ ə lə si/, in·vi·o·late·ness, nounin·vi·o·late·ly, adverb
< Latin inviolātus
unhurt, inviolable. See in-3
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British Dictionary definitions for inviolate
Derived Formsinviolacy or inviolateness, nouninviolately, adverb
- free from violation, injury, disturbance, etc
- a less common word for inviolable
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Word Origin and History for inviolate
"unbroken, intact," early 15c., from Latin inviolatus "unhurt," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + violatus (see violation).
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