Definitions

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

  • adjective Secure from violation or profanation.
  • adjective Impregnable to assault or trespass; invincible.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective 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
  • adjective Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted.
  • adjective Not capable of being broken or violated.

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

  • adjective Not violable; not susceptible of violence, or of being profaned or corrupted; incapable of being injured; not to be infringed or dishonoured.

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

  • adjective incapable of being transgressed or dishonored
  • adjective immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
  • adjective not capable of being violated or infringed
  • adjective must be kept sacred

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin inviolābilis : in-, not; see in– + violāre, to violate; see violate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin inviolabilis.

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