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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Incapable of being surrendered or transferred.

Usage examples (39)
  • Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice.
  • And before our right-wing vandals weigh in, let me ask if "inalienable" is an absolute with respect to a citizen's rights?
  • The word "inalienable" was inserted to deny this, and the only possible justification for it is the existence of transcendent duties.
  • Mrs Tollefsen holds aloft her adorable 22-month-old first IVF baby, Freya, as proof of what she calls her inalienable 'right to be a mum', whatever her age. for more
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