Definitions

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  • adj. Not repealable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not capable of being repealed.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ repealable

Examples

  • In other words, health reform was a classic bait and switch: Sell a virtually unrepealable entitlement on utterly unrealistic premises and then the political class will eventually be forced to control spending.

    The Massachusetts Health-Care 'Train Wreck'

  • The Democratic political calculation with ObamaCare is the proverbial boiling frog: Gradually introduce a health-care entitlement by hiding the true costs, hook the middle class on new subsidies until they become unrepealable, but try to delay the adverse consequences and major new tax hikes so voters don't make the connection between their policy and the economic wreckage.

    The ObamaCare Writedowns

  • We are heading off a fiscal cliff so add a unrepealable entitlement that if history is any guide will prove to be unsustainable?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » House Democratic Leaders Drop “Deem and Pass”

  • With huge majorities and a President in a rush to outrun the declining popularity of his agenda, Democrats are bidding to impose an unrepealable European-style welfare state in a matter of weeks.

    A Reckless Congress

  • Wall Street, politicians and the press all acted as though one of the iron laws of economics, as unrepealable as Newton's law of universal gravity, had been set aside.

    Speculators, Politicians and Financial Disasters

  • It would also impose a probably unrepealable increase in marginal tax rates, and a permanent shift upward in the federal tax share of GDP.

    A Liberal Supermajority

  • They're politically unrepealable programs that will remain for decades.

    Orszag's Health Warning

  • Make these provisions, together with three-fifths representation, unrepealable.

    Abraham Lincoln A History

  • A doctrine which allows a court to perceive, judicially, that one valid act of legislation is annulled by another and subsequent one, and yet forbids the same court to judicially see that an act of temporary legislation is annulled by an anterior, unrepealable and inconsistent law, does not belong to the science of law.

    Cases of habeas corpus, decided by the Supreme Court of North Carolina, at the June term, 1863,

  • These words fell like an unrepealable sentence on the heart of

    Thaddeus of Warsaw

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