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inviolate

adjective

  1. (uninjured)  of a woman, having the hymen unbroken
    Synonyms: intact. Similar to: uninjured
  2. (sacred)  must be kept sacred
    Synonyms: inviolable, sacrosanct. Similar to: sacred

Etymology summary

Middle English, from Latin inviolātus: in-, not; see "in-" [entry 1] + violātus,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Sanctity of life | inviolability

a principle of implied protection regarding aspects of sentient life which are said to be holy, sacred, or otherwise of such value that they are not to be violated. The concept of inviolability is an important tie between the ethics of religion and the... (44 of 560 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

inviolate | inviolable [less common, sense-specific] | inviolacy [derived] | inviolateness [noun, derived]

free from violation, injury, disturbance, etc | a less common word for "inviolable" (12 of 339 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

inviolate | inviolacy [noun, related] | inviolateness [noun, related] | inviolately [adverb, related]

Not violated or profaned; intact (5 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

inviolate | inviolacy [derived] | inviolately [derived]

free or safe from injury or violation (7 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/inviolate

Merriam-Webster:

inviolate | pure [synonym] | inviolately [adverb, related] | inviolateness [noun, related]

not violated or profaned ; especially, "pure" (7 of 41 words, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

inviolate [formal]

something that is inviolate cannot be attacked or harmed (9 of 33 words, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

inviolate [formal]

(that must be) not harmed or damaged (7 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/inviolate

New World Dictionary:

inviolate | inviolacy [related] | inviolately [adverb, related]

not violated; kept sacred or unbroken (6 of 27 words, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

inviolate | Incorruptible [synonym, sense-specific]

Not violated; free from violation or hurt of any kind; secure against violation or impairment. | Incorruptible. (16 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

inviolate | unbroken [synonym, sense-specific]

free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage. | undisturbed; untouched. | unbroken | not infringed. (12 of 22 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/inviolate

Encarta Dictionary:

inviolate

not subject to change, damage, or destruction | kept pure, untouched, or unblemished (12 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622246​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

inviolate

Origin: Middle English, from Latin inviolātus: in-, not; see "in-" [entry 1] + violātus, past participle of violāre, to violate; see "violate".

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Oxford Dictionary:

inviolate

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin inviolatus, from in- "not" + violare "violate"

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New World Dictionary:

inviolate

Origin: Middle English from Latin inviolatus: see "in-" and "violate"

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Wiktionary:

inviolate

Origin: Latin inviolatus.

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Encarta Dictionary:

inviolate

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin inviolatus from violat-, past participle of violare "injure, treat violently"

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

inviolate

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Collins Dictionary:

inviolate

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

inviolate [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "inviolate"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

inviolate [formal]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

inviolate [formal]

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the Free Dictionary:

inviolate

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Google Dictionary:

inviolate

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

inviolate

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YourDictionary Audio:

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freedictionary.org:

inviolate

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