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Definition of "unalienable" []

  • Not to be separated, given away, or taken away; inalienable: "All of them . . . claim unalienable dignity as individuals” ( Garrison Keillor). (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 "unalienable" in a sentence
  • "The word "unalienable," as most grade school students ought to know, appears in the Declaration of Independence."
  • "Of course, none of this says anything at all about the fact that coercive governmental institutions are prohibited by something called the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, which in their explicit use of the term unalienable rights systematically bars the initiation of direct (e.g. military conscription) or indirect force (e.g. expropriation) against any other individual."
  • "The final version of the Declaration uses the word "unalienable.""