Used especially of rights: an inalienable right is one that cannot be abridged or suspended or even (more stringently and controversially) signed away voluntarily. The right to possession of one's limbs, or the right to life, or the right not to be owned by another, are candidates, but not the right to things that make potentially unlimited demands on others, like the right to holidays or freedom from disease or want.

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  • inalienable — [in āl′yən ə bəl] adj. [Fr inaliénable: see IN 2 & ALIENABLE] that may not be taken away or transferred [inalienable rights] inalienability n. inalienably adv …   English World dictionary

  • Inalienable — In*al ien*a*ble, a. [Pref. in not + alienable: cf. F. inali[ e]nable.] Incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another; not alienable; as, in inalienable birthright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • inalienable — Inalienable. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne se peut aliener. Le Domaine de la Couronne est inalienable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • inalienable — (adj.) 1640s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + alienable (see ALIENATE (Cf. alienate)). Related: Inalienably; Inalienability …   Etymology dictionary

  • inalienable — [adj] absolute, inherent basic, entailed, inbred, inviolable, natural, nonnegotiable, nontransferable, sacrosanct, unassailable, untransferable; concept 535 Ant. acquired, alienable, changeable, impermanent, transitory …   New thesaurus

  • inalienable — (Del lat. inalienabĭlis). adj. Que no se puede enajenar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • inalienable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor. DERIVATIVES inalienability noun inalienably adverb …   English terms dictionary

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