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Not subject to sale or transfer; inseparable.

That which is inalienable cannot be bought, sold, or transferred from one individual to another. The personal rights to life and liberty guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States are inalienable. Similarly, various types of property are inalienable, such as rivers, streams, and highways.


adjective incapable of being conveyed, incapable of being sold, incapable of being transferred, nontransferable, not able to be conveyed, quod abalienari non potest, secured by law, unable to be bought, unable to be disposed of, unforfeitable, untouchable
Associated concepts: inalienable lands, inalienable rights
See also: absolute, conclusive, indefeasible, rightful, unalienable

INALIENABLE. This word is applied to those things, the property of which cannot be lawfully transferred from one person to another. Public highways and rivers are of this kind; there are also many rights which are inalienable, as the rights of liberty, or of speech.

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The former cluster includes both processes or rules designed to reduce the value or threat of data (such as imposing inalienability or requiring de-identification) and requirements that place formal limitations on data collection such as prohibitions on the collection of certain data such as genetic information or contextual rules that, say, prohibit the collection or retention of any data other than that necessary for the transaction in question.
178) A similar point is made by Rousseau in the Social Contract where, in dealing with the inalienability and indivisibility of sovereignty, he warns against the "lack of precision," of which he also accuses Grotius, that derives "from having taken what were mere emanations from this [sovereign] authority for the parts of this authority itself.
The concept of Whiteness as property suggests that Whiteness, an absolute with a certain level of inalienability, carries values to those who possess it (Harris, 1995).
Groaning rising from the context of slavery affirms the inalienability of human dignity and human rights.
2003) "A Libertarian Theory of Contract: Title Transfer, Binding Promises, and Inalienability," 17 J.
Thanassis Samaras in "Family and the Question of Women in the Laws" discusses the implications of the inalienability of land and common meals on the family structure.
Second, Schmitt's insistence on the inalienability and inexhaustibility of the constituent power on the one hand and his conception of the people compared to the constitution on the other imply that even in the time of normalcy popular sovereignty can reveal itself.
1 (2011): 1-13; Kinsella, "A Libertarian Theory of Contract: Title Transfer, Binding Promises, and Inalienability," Journal of Libertarian Studies 17, no.
115) That is, personal autonomy may be restricted if a decision concerns an activity that society views as incompatible with "respect for human dignity and the inalienability of the person.
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25) Arthur Kuflik, "The Inalienability of Autonomy," Philosophy & Public Affairs 13 (1984), pp.
This inalienability precludes the monitoring by institutional shareholders and other blockholders, managerial equity ownership, stock-based incentive compensation, as well as hostile takeovers (Mayers, Shivdasani, and Smith, 1997).