Inviolability



[in-vahy-uh-luh-buh l] /ɪnˈvaɪ ə lə bəl/

adjective
1.
prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration:
an inviolable sanctuary; an inviolable promise.
2.
incapable of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable:
inviolable secrecy.
/ɪnˈvaɪələbəl/
adjective
1.
that must not or cannot be transgressed, dishonoured, or broken; to be kept sacred: an inviolable oath
n.

1793, from inviolable + -ity.
adj.

mid-15c., from Latin inviolabilis “inviolable, invulnerable,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + violabilis, from violare “to do violence to” (see violation). Related: Inviolably.

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