[ vahy-uh-luh-buh l ]
/ ˈvaɪ ə lə bəl /


capable of being violated: a violable precept.


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Origin of violable

1425–75; late Middle English: destructive < Latin violābilis, equivalent to violā(re) to violate + -bilis -ble

OTHER WORDS FROM violable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020