inviolability 1793, from INVIOLABLE (Cf. inviolable) + -ITY (Cf. -ity).

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  • Inviolability — In religion and ethics, inviolability or sanctity of life is a principle of implied protection regarding aspects of sentient life which are said to be holy, sanctified, or otherwise of such value that they are not to be violated. The concept of… …   Wikipedia

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  • inviolability — noun see inviolable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • inviolability — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. indestructibility, purity, sanctity; see consecration , holiness 2 , stability 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being safe from assault, trespass, or violation: sacredness, sac rosanctity,… …   English dictionary for students

  • inviolability — in·vi·o·la·bil·i·ty || ɪn‚vaɪəlÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. quality of being inviolable, incorruptibility, quality of being impossible to violate, invulnerability; sacredness, quality of being safe from desecration …   English contemporary dictionary

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