Definition of inalienable in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈālēənəb(ə)l/


Unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor: freedom of religion, the most inalienable of all human rights
More example sentences
  • We know what it is like to assert that the right to sovereignty, independence and unity is inalienable and indefeasible.
  • One of the inalienable rights of British subjects in 1840 was that their beliefs were to be respected.
  • The era of the inclusive, inalienable character of British subject status was over.
inviolable, absolute, sacrosanct;
untransferable, nontransferable, nonnegotiable;
Law  indefeasible



Pronunciation: /inˌālēənəˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • Seeking to shield peasants from the disruptions of the spread of capitalist relations, co-operators successfully opposed the repeal of laws on inalienability of land.
  • If any political lesson emerges from these shifting allegiances, we might consider the true inalienability of certain human rights.
  • Finally, Fama and Jensen suggest that the residual claims of professional partnerships are characterized by flexible sharing rules, inalienability and limited horizons.


Pronunciation: /-blē/
Example sentences
  • Referentially deficient subjects are of many types, the most common of which includes inanimate subjects (such as inalienably possessed subjects and weather subjects), expletive subjects, and subjects of the passive construction.
  • The rendering of Shakespeare texts into another language is inalienably part of the process whereby Shakespeare has been, and is being, received in non-English-speaking countries.
  • It is only because he is convinced that evolutionary science is married inalienably to materialist belief, that he wants me to explain how Darwinian biology can be compatible with theology.

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Syllabification: in·al·ien·a·ble

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