Inviolable

In*vi"o*la*ble

(?), a. [L. inviolabilis: cf. F. inviolable. See Inviolate, a.]
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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.
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He tried a third, a tough, well-chosen spear,
The inviolable body stood sincere.
Dryden.
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2. Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted.
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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.
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3. Not capable of being broken or violated; as, an inviolable covenant, agreement, promise, or vow.
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Their almighty Maker first ordained
And bound them with inviolable bands.
Spenser.
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And keep our faiths firm and inviolable.
Shak.
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