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unalienable

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ alienable.

AdjectiveEdit

unalienable (comparative more unalienable, superlative most unalienable)

  1. Not alienable.
    • 1776, July 4th, United States Declaration of Independence
      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Usage notesEdit

Generally considered interchangeable with inalienable, even in legal settings. In the past occasionally distinguished but not specifically contrasted with inalienable; see inalienable: usage notes for details.

SynonymsEdit