Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Difficult or impossible to break or separate into parts.
  • adjective Inviolable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not capable of being broken or separated into parts.
  • Not to be violated or infringed; inviolable: as, an infrangible oath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not capable of being broken or separated into parts.
  • adjective Not to be infringed or violated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unbreakable, indestructible, or very difficult to break.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective difficult or impossible to break or separate into parts
  • adjective not capable of being violated or infringed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin īnfrangibilis : Latin in-, not; see in– + Latin frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Old French infrangible, from Medieval Latin in ("not") + frangibilis, from Latin frangere ("to break")

Examples

  • The black tower reared out of the mist so suddenly that his first realization of its presence was to scrape his palms -instinctively flung forward-against its cold infrangible scales.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • She observed her stern face as if it belonged to a stranger, the lady of a noble house, a woman whose control was infrangible.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • She observed her stern face as if it belonged to a stranger, the lady of a noble house, a woman whose control was infrangible.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • That is an infrangible prerequisite for any agreement.

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  • She observed her stern face as if it belonged to a stranger, the lady of a noble house, a woman whose control was infrangible.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • She observed her stern face as if it belonged to a stranger, the lady of a noble house, a woman whose control was infrangible.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • She observed her stern face as if it belonged to a stranger, the lady of a noble house, a woman whose control was infrangible.

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  • And an outstanding reason for choosing some sort of God or spiritual-type thing to worship -- be it J.C. or Allah, be it Yahweh or the Wiccan mother-goddess or the Four Noble Truths or some infrangible set of ethical principles -- is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive.

    David Foster Wallace on Life and Work

  • Athens has, constantly and officially, supported FYROM's EU perspective (4), but with the infrangible prerequisite that there will be a commonly accepted solution to the naming-dispute.

    Time's Up for "Macedonian" Perverse Nationalism

  • Then, later, on leaving the party and in defending the cause of intervention, he had come to oppose the illusory fancies of proletarian internationalism with an assertion of the infrangible integrity, not only moral but economic as well, of the national organism, affirming therefore the sanctity of country for the working classes as for other classes.

    Readings on Fascism and National Socialism Selected by members of the department of philosophy, University of Colorado

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