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Definition of "inalterable" [in•al•ter•a•ble]

  • Impossible to alter; unchangeable: the inalterable routine of a physician. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inalterable" in a sentence
  • "In the American system, however, it is expect that Congressmen are to vote at least partially on their own volition; the expectation of individual accountability lends itself to external persuasion, as the vote of the individual is not considered to be inalterable from the party position."
  • "A wyrd or fate is not an inalterable future, so much as a part of the present we have not yet experienced."
  • "Fundamental to the protection the religion clauses provides is the idea that religion, to the religious, is a fundamental characteristic of self, as inalterable as gender or skin color."