inviolable inviolable  /ɪn ˈvaɪ ə lə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) incapable of being transgressed or dishonored
  2. (adj) immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
  3. (adj) must be kept sacred
  4. (adj) not capable of being violated or infringed

Usage(s):

  1. Most of us take for granted that those rectangular green slips of paper we keep in our wallets are inviolable: the physical embodiment of value.
  2. Most of us take for granted that those rectangular green slips of paper we keep in our wallets are inviolable: the physical embodiment of value.

News

  • Kuwaiti court gives woman 11 years in jail for insulting emir

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court sentenced a woman teacher to a total of 11 years in jail on Monday for insulting the emir, inciting regime change and insulting a religious sect via Twitter, two sources close to the case said. Huda al-Ajmi, 37, is the first woman known to have been convicted for criticizing the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state's ruler, described as "immune and inviolable" in the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • In February, during a major Vatican conference on the subject, Pope Benedict XVI said the church "has constantly proclaimed the sacred and inviolable character of every human life, from its conception to its natural end. This moral judgment is valid...
    on Jul 3, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Boston Globe

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