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imprescriptible Syllabification: im·pre·scrip·ti·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌimprəˈskriptəb(ə)l/

Definition of imprescriptible in English:


(Of rights) unable to be taken away by prescription or by lapse of time.
Example sentences
  • The Constitution recognises the family as the natural primary and fundamental unit group of society, and as a moral institution possessing inalienable and imprescriptible rights, antecedent and superior to all positive law.
  • What I can get by force I get by force, and what I do not get by force I have no right to, nor do I give myself airs, or consolation, with my imprescriptible right.
  • The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man.


Late 16th century: from medieval Latin imprescriptibilis, from in- 'not' + Latin praescript- (from praescribere 'prescribe').

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