Inviolable Definition

Not to be violated; not to be profaned or injured; sacred.
An inviolable promise.
Webster's New World
Secure from violation or profanation.
An inviolable reliquary deep beneath the altar.
American Heritage
Impregnable to assault or trespass; invincible.
Fortifications that made the frontier inviolable.
American Heritage
That cannot be violated; indestructible.
The inviolable heavens.
Webster's New World

Not violable; not susceptible of violence, or of being profaned or corrupted; incapable of being injured; not to be infringed or dishonoured.


Origin of Inviolable

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin inviolābilis in- not in–1 violāre to violate violate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French inviolable, from Latin inviolabilis.

    From Wiktionary

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