from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Permanent; binding: an indissoluble contract; an indissoluble union.
- adj. Impossible to dissolve, disintegrate, or decompose: an indissoluble compound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lasting, indestructible.
- adj. Not possible to dissolve, disintegrate or break-up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not dissoluble; not capable of being dissolved, melted, or liquefied; insoluble.
- adj. Incapable of being rightfully broken or dissolved; perpetually binding or obligatory; firm; stable, .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not dissoluble or dissolvable; incapable of being dissolved. See dissolve, 1, and solution.
- Not dissoluble in force or obligation; not to be rightfully broken or violated; perpetually binding or obligatory; firm; stable: as, an indissoluble covenant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved
- adj. used of decisions and contracts
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How plain it is that you have never realized the force of the word indissoluble as applied to the contract binding man and woman!
a vital, organic nationality, pervaded by a common life, which binds together in indissoluble union each and every member, thus making the whole absolutely ONE.
In a land where there is boundless liberty of divorce, wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.
It is difficult to convey the idea of indissoluble unity more clearly than by these words.
The "indissoluble" nature of marriage is based on the assumption that "someone who contracts a marriage knows what marriage is," Benedict says.
On February 14, 1981, President Machel made a profound statement when he described the friendship of the people of the two countries as "indissoluble," and said the 35 million strong Mozambican and South African oppressed people fighting for their liberation, would surely defeat the apartheid regime.
That "indissoluble" friendship between our people withstood attempts by the apartheid regime to drive a wedge between our people, through many tricks.
On February 14, 1981, President Machel made a profound statement when he described the friendship of the people of the two countries as "indissoluble," and said the 35 million strong Mozambican and
The 'indissoluble' or 'inseparable' association, which became the grand arcanum of the school, while intended to answer some of these difficulties, raises others.
More recently, Lord Redesdale, – speaking on the Lord Chancellor's Bill, – says he shall oppose any divorce law, and considers marriage should be "indissoluble:" But Lord St. Leonards affirms, that "it won't do at this time of day" to speak of the indissoluble nature of marriage; and that the only question is, what shall be the machinery of the new law for its dissolution?
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