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inviolate

[in-vahy-uh-lit, -leyt] /ɪnˈvaɪ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.
2.
undisturbed; untouched.
3.
4.
not infringed.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin inviolātus unhurt, inviolable. See in-3, violate
Related forms
inviolacy
[in-vahy-uh-luh-see] /ɪnˈvaɪ ə lə si/ (Show IPA),
inviolateness, noun
inviolately, adverb
Can be confused
inviolable, inviolate.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-violate

inviolate

/ɪnˈvaɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
free from violation, injury, disturbance, etc
2.
a less common word for inviolable
Derived Forms
inviolacy, inviolateness, noun
inviolately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in-violate

inviolate

adj.

"unbroken, intact," early 15c., from Latin inviolatus "unhurt," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + violatus (see violation).

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