Definitions

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

  • adjective Capable of being violated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being violated, broken, or injured.

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

  • adjective Capable of being violated, broken, or injured.

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  • adjective Capable of being violated, broken, or injured.

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

  • adjective capable of being violated

Etymologies

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From Latin violabilis

Examples

  • He then goes on to list as one such violable law, the one ordering military personell to not torture.

    An Elected Dictator « Lean Left

  • Since the entirety of something cannot be a gross enlargement uppon the vast majority of the same thing, this must mean that Fred thinks that the lawyer only considers a small fraction of laws to be violable by Bush.

    An Elected Dictator « Lean Left

  • Sovereignty and individual rights now seemed violable -- Iraq today, your country tomorrow.

    Manjari Miller: Call For The Vote

  • Filling the role of Fiona Belli places the player in limbo between voyeur and subject, exploiter and exploited, violator and violable, and for most players, between masculine and feminine.

    Critique: Haunting Ground

  • Filling the role of Fiona Belli places the player in limbo between voyeur and subject, exploiter and exploited, violator and violable, and for most players, between masculine and feminine.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • His hand reaches to touch the mirror, but the surface is liquid, violable, lacking solidity.

    Short Fiction: Things Past

  • Helva wondered whether Ansra, having taken a stand, was too hardheaded to retreat, or unable to believe that one of her standing could be violable.

    the ship who sang

  • Helva wondered whether Ansra, having taken a stand, was too hardheaded to retreat, or unable to believe that one of her standing could be violable.

    The Ship Who Sang

  • I no longer thought of God in the analogy of a human body, yet I was constrained to conceive thee to be some kind of body in space, either infused into the world, or infinitely diffused beyond the world -- and this was the incorruptible, inviolable, unchangeable substance, which I thought was better than the corruptible, the violable, and the changeable.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • If they replied that it could have hurt thee, they would then have made thee violable and corruptible.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

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