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[uhn-eyl-yuh-nuh-buh l, -ey-lee-uh-] /ʌnˈeɪl yə nə bəl, -ˈeɪ li ə-/
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Examples from the web for unalienable
  • Our unalienable rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • Liberty may well be an unalienable right, but it is hardly ever a sure thing.
  • Although the crave for a fresh regime is palpable, a few grand and unalienable touchstones should be endorsed.
  • We were all born with the right to defend our lives and that unalienable right is already protected in the second amendment.
British Dictionary definitions for unalienable


(law) a variant of inalienable
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Word Origin and History for unalienable

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + alienable. Related: Unalienably.

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