- The definition of inviolate is something secure or unbroken.
An example of inviolate is an ancient holy place that remains unspoiled by human occupation.
Origin: Middle English from Classical Latin inviolatus: see in- and amp; violate
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Origin: Middle English, from Latin inviolātus : in-, not; see in-1 + violātus, past participle of violāre, to violate; see violate.
- in·viˈo·la·cy , in·viˈo·late·ness noun
- in·viˈo·late·ly adverb