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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The quality or state of being not subject to forfeiture.

Usage examples (33)
  • The first is the inalienability of the right to life.
  • Neither Solon nor Lycurgus taught the inalienability of human rights.
  • This can be contrasted with the case of abortion, in which inalienability is virtually never an issue.
  • Human rights are not inalienable but they are hard to lose (for a stronger view of inalienability, see Donnelly 2003: 10). for more
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