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imprescriptible

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not subject to prescription: absolute, inalienable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not capable of being lost or impaired by neglect, by disuse, or by the claims of another founded on prescription; -- of rights.
  • adj. Not derived from, or dependent on, external authority; self-evidencing; obvious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not founded on prescription; existing independently of law or convention; not justly to be violated or taken away. Also imprescribable.

Etymologies

im- +‎ prescriptible. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is limited by no "imprescriptible" right of the individual.

    Liberalism

  • Providence; a vow unalterable and imprescriptible, which unites man in society to his country and his sovereign.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • All signatory states shall have the imprescriptible right to waive, wholly or in part, the requirements laid down in the preceding paragraph.

    Alfonso García Robles - Nobel Lecture

  • Inalienable, be - cause if these rights would be given up, man would cease to be a person and become a case of alienation; imprescriptible, because if these rights ceased to exist

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Recall that this Declaration proclaimed that the aim of every political association is “the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man,” liberty, property, security, and the right of resistance to oppression.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • As a consequence, these rights are inalienable and imprescriptible.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • To my mind, such false notion of right explains the emancipation of many modern democracies relative to the rights of God and the imprescriptible rights of the human person.

    Foundations for Peace

  • We shall stumble on from one vague proposition to another, till we find ourselves landed in the revolutionary doctrine of the equal imprescriptible rights of man.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844

  • And, lastly, to the same category of measures belongs the decreed long servitude of the Abrahamites in a strange land, in which, not only the door to social enjoyments would be shut against them, but a barbarous tyranny would also deprive them of the free exercise of acts which are an imprescriptible right of all mortals.

    A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth

  • It could not have legislated otherwise without doing violence to another great principle of our institutions -- the imprescriptible right of equality of the several States.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

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  • 'Bentham's life-long opposition to the language of natural law and natural rights followed from the distinction between real and ficitious entities, and led to the famous remark in "Anarchical Fallacies" that the doctrine of natural rights in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen of 1791 was "simple nonsense" and that of natural and imprescriptible rights, "nonsense upon stilts".'
    (F. Rosen, intoduction to Bentham's An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, O.U.P., p. xxxv)

    November 2, 2008