Irrefrangible



[ir-i-fran-juh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈfræn dʒə bəl/

adjective
1.
not to be broken or violated; inviolable:
an irrefrangible rule of etiquette.
2.
incapable of being refracted.
/ˌɪrɪˈfrændʒəbəl/
adjective
1.
not to be broken or transgressed; inviolable
2.
(physics) incapable of being refracted
adj.

c.1719, “that cannot be broken,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + refrangible.

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