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irrefrangible

[ir-i-fran-juh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈfræn dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
not to be broken or violated; inviolable:
an irrefrangible rule of etiquette.
2.
incapable of being refracted.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; ir-2 + refrangible
Related forms
irrefrangibility, irrefrangibleness, noun
irrefrangibly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irrefrangibility

irrefrangible

/ˌɪrɪˈfrændʒəbəl/
adjective
1.
not to be broken or transgressed; inviolable
2.
(physics) incapable of being refracted
Derived Forms
irrefrangibility, irrefrangibleness, noun
irrefrangibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irrefrangibility
irrefrangible
c.1719, "that cannot be broken," from in- "not" + refrangible, from re- "back" + L. frangere "to break" (see fraction).
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