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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·vi·o·la·ble /(ˌ)ɪnˈvaɪələbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vi·o·la·ble a.
 1. Not violable; not susceptible of hurt, wound, or harm (used with respect to either physical or moral damage); not susceptible of being profaned or corrupted; sacred; holy; as, inviolable honor or chastity; an inviolable shrine.
 He tried a third, a tough, well-chosen spear,
 The inviolable body stood sincere.   --Dryden.
 2. Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted.
 For thou, be sure, shalt give account
 To him who sent us, whose charge is to keep
 This place inviolable, and these from harm.   --Milton.
 3. Not capable of being broken or violated; as, an inviolable covenant, agreement, promise, or vow.
 Their almighty Maker first ordained
 And bound them with inviolable bands.   --Spenser.
    And keep our faiths firm and inviolable.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: that cannot be transgressed or dishonored; "the person of
             the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath" [ant: violable]
      2: able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress";
         "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable" [syn: impregnable,
          secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable]
      3: must be kept sacred [syn: inviolate, sacrosanct]
      4: not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible
         human rights" [syn: absolute, infrangible]