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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed around 1645 from French inaliénable, from in- + aliénable (alienable).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈneɪ.lɪ.ə.nə.bəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪˈneɪ.li.ə.nə.bəl/
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AdjectiveEdit

inalienable (not comparable)

  1. Incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another; not alienable.
    inalienable right a right that cannot be given away
  2. (grammar) Of or pertaining to a noun belonging to a special class in which the possessive construction differs from the norm, especially for particular familial relationships and body parts.

Usage notesEdit

While inalienable and unalienable are today used interchangeably (with inalienable the more common) the terms have historically sometimes been distinguished.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Unalienable” vs. “Inalienable”, Alfred Adask, Adask’s law, July 15, 2009, 3:56 PM

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inalienable (plural inalienables)

  1. inalienable