inviolable[in vī′ə lə bəl]
- The definition of inviolable is something that has to be kept sacred, or that is unable to be broken or dishonored.
A solemn vow of love by a true gentlemen who never disappoints is an example of an inviolable vow.
- not to be violated; not to be profaned or injured; sacred: an inviolable promise
- that cannot be violated; indestructible: the inviolable heavens
Origin of inviolableMiddle French ; from Classical Latin inviolabilis
- Secure from violation or profanation: an inviolable reliquary deep beneath the altar.
- Impregnable to assault or trespass; invincible: fortifications that made the frontier inviolable.
Origin of inviolableMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin inviolābilis : in-, not; see in–1 + violāre, to violate; see violate.
- in·vi′o·la·bil′i·ty, in·vi′o·la·ble·ness
(comparative more inviolable, superlative most inviolable)