inviolate

[ in-vahy-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ɪnˈvaɪ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /

adjective

free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.
undisturbed; untouched.
not infringed.

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Origin of inviolate

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin inviolātus unhurt, inviolable. See in-3, violate

OTHER WORDS FROM inviolate

in·vi·o·la·cy [in-vahy-uh-luh-see], /ɪnˈvaɪ ə lə si/, in·vi·o·late·ness, nounin·vi·o·late·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inviolate

inviolable, inviolate
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British Dictionary definitions for inviolate

inviolate
/ (ɪnˈvaɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective

free from violation, injury, disturbance, etc
a less common word for inviolable

Derived forms of inviolate

inviolacy or inviolateness, nouninviolately, adverb
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