from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Secure from violation or profanation: an inviolable reliquary deep beneath the altar.
- adj. Impregnable to assault or trespass; invincible: fortifications that made the frontier inviolable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not violable; not susceptible of violence, or of being profaned or corrupted; incapable of being injured; not to be infringed or dishonoured.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not violable; not susceptible of hurt, wound, or harm (used with respect to either physical or moral damage); not susceptible of being profaned or corrupted; sacred; holy
- adj. Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted.
- adj. Not capable of being broken or violated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not to be violated; having a right to or a guaranty of immunity; that is to be kept free from violence or violation of any kind, as infraction, assault, arrest, invasion, profanation, etc.: as, an inviolable peace or oath; inviolable territory; inviolable sanctity.
- That cannot be violated; not subject to violence; incapable of being injured.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. incapable of being transgressed or dishonored
- adj. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
- adj. not capable of being violated or infringed
- adj. must be kept sacred
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin inviolābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + violāre, to violate; see violate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin inviolabilis. (Wiktionary)