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Definition of "inviolate" []

  • Not violated or profaned; intact: "The great inviolate place had an ancient permanence which the sea cannot claim” ( Thomas Hardy). (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 "inviolate" in a sentence
  • "It is well for us to have all the defence that it is possible for us to establish to maintain inviolate our own country and protect our own liberties."
  • "John A. Macdonald advocated the formation of a British America League, whose first principle was to maintain inviolate the connection with the Mother Country."
  • "“That emperor,” says Symmachus, “suffered the privileges of the vestal virgins to remain inviolate; he bestowed the sacerdotal dignities on the nobles of Rome, granted the customary allowance to defray the expenses of the public rites and sacrifices; and, though he had embraced a different religion, he never attempted to deprive the empire of the sacred worship of antiquity.”"