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Definitions for inalienable
ɪnˈeɪl yə nə bəl, -ˈeɪ li ə-in·alien·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inalienable, unalienableadjective

    incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another

    "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"

  2. unforfeitable, inalienableadjective

    not subject to forfeiture

    "an unforfeitable right"


  1. inalienableadjective

    Incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another; not alienable.

    inalienable right a right that cannot be given away

  2. inalienableadjective

    Of or pertaining to a noun belonging to a special class in which the possessive construction differs from the norm, especially for particular familial relationships and body parts.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inalienableadjective

    That cannot be alienated.

    Etymology: in and alienable.


  1. inalienable

    Inalienable refers to something that cannot be taken away, denied, or transferred to another person, usually referring to rights or privileges. It is something inherent, intrinsic, or indisputable that is considered an integral part of one's existence or identity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inalienableadjective

    incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another; not alienable; as, in inalienable birthright

  2. Etymology: [Pref. in- not + alienable: cf. F. inalinable.]


  1. InAlienable

    InAlienable is a 2008 science fiction film with horror and comic elements, written and produced by Walter Koenig, and directed by Robert Dyke. It was the first collaboration of Koenig and Dyke since their 1989 production of Moontrap.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inalienable

    in-āl′yen-a-bl, adj. not capable of being transferred.—ns. Inalienabil′ity, Inal′ienableness.—adv. Inal′ienably.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inalienable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inalienable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of inalienable in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Dixon:

    We, sir -- we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.

  2. Pope Francis:

    Our world has a grave social debt toward the poor who lack access to drinking water because they are denied a life consistent with their inalienable dignity.

  3. Mat Staver:

    She has decided to switch her voter registration. However, the issue of religious freedom in this case is not a partisan issue. It is neither Republican nor Democrat. It is an inalienable right and what makes America the land of liberty.

  4. Germaine Greer:

    Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.

  5. United States:

    This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty, i am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.

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