Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Not violated; unprofaned; invioable.

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Usage examples "inviolate":

  1. 4. That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the states, and especially the right of each state to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depends; and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any state or territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes. - "A History of the Republican Party", George Washington Platt.
  2. The confidences of this Club are inviolate. - "In the Fog", Richard Harding Davis.
  3. Accordingly, all he did was to leave fifteen guardians over his son, whom he entreated, on his death- bed, to preserve inviolate that alliance with the Romans, which he had himself cultivated for fifty years, and to take care that the young king should, above all things, tread in the steps of his father, and in that course of conduct in which he had been educated. - "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.