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[ir-i-pee-luh-buh l]
  1. incapable of being repealed or revoked.
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Origin of irrepealable

First recorded in 1625–35; ir-2 + repealable
Related formsir·re·peal·a·bil·i·ty, ir·re·peal·a·ble·ness, nounir·re·peal·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for irrepealable

Historical Examples

  • No laws of nature are so irrepealable as that law which binds guilt and misery.


    William E. Channing

  • They were two castes, separate and standing apart as by the irrepealable law of God.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church

    Alexander Clarence Flick

  • This irrepealable law of the human heart was a mighty rock of confidence in Lincoln's social and political faith.

  • It possessed not the concentrated power of binding and irrepealable unity to protect the common flag of a common Union.

  • That was the irrepealable condition under which aid from time to time was granted.

    Mrs. Thompson

    William Babington Maxwell

British Dictionary definitions for irrepealable


  1. not able to be repealed
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Derived Formsirrepealability or irrepealableness, nounirrepealably, adverb
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