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.
It is limited by no "imprescriptible" right of the individual.
Providence; a vow unalterable and imprescriptible, which unites man in society to his country and his sovereign.
All signatory states shall have the imprescriptible right to waive, wholly or in part, the requirements laid down in the preceding paragraph.
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
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.
As a consequence, these rights are inalienable and imprescriptible.
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.
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.
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.
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.