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Meaning of INVIOLABLE

Pronunciation:  in'vIulubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible human rights"
  2. [adj]  must be kept sacred
  3. [adj]  that cannot be transgressed or dishonored; "the person of the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath"
  4. [adj]  able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
 

INVIOLABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: absolute, impregnable, inalienable, infrangible, inviolate, invulnerable, sacred, sacrosanct, secure, strong, unalienable, unassailable, unattackable, unbreakable, untouchable
 
 Antonyms: violable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*vi"o*la*ble\, a. [L. inviolabilis: cf. F.
inviolable. See {Inviolate}, a.]
1. Not violable; not susceptible of hurt, wound, or harm
   (used with respect to either physical or moral damage);
   not susceptible of being profaned or corrupted; sacred;
   holy; as, inviolable honor or chastity; an inviolable
   shrine.

         He tried a third, a tough, well-chosen spear, The
         inviolable body stood sincere.        --Dryden.

2. Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted.

         For thou, be sure, shalt give account To him who
         sent us, whose charge is to keep This place
         inviolable, and these from harm.      --Milton.

3. Not capable of being broken or violated; as, an inviolable
   covenant, agreement, promise, or vow.

         Their almighty Maker first ordained And bound them
         with inviolable bands.                --Spenser.

         And keep our faiths firm and inviolable. --Shak.

 
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