Inviolable

Definition of Inviolable

In`vi´o`la`ble
a.1.
1.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; as, inviolable honor or chastity; an inviolable shrine.
He tried a third, a tough, well-chosen spear,
The inviolable body stood sincere.
- Dryden.
2.Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted.
For thou, be sure, shalt give account
To him who sent us, whose charge is to keep
This place inviolable, and these from harm.
- Milton.
3.Not capable of being broken or violated; as, an inviolable covenant, agreement, promise, or vow.
Their almighty Maker first ordained
And bound them with inviolable bands.
- Spenser.
And keep our faiths firm and inviolable.
- Shak.

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