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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He paid tribute to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, citing the royal keynote speeches which back the Palestinians' inalienable right to establish an independent state with Al-Quds as its capital.
The two-day meeting, which was organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian people, aimed at strengthening the support and commitment of the international community and particularly African countries, for achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting solution for the question of Palestine in accordance with UN relevant resolutions.
"In our opinion, if our inalienable rights to peaceful nuclear activities are recognized and we enjoy the right to uranium enrichment within the framework of peaceful activities, the remaining alleged concerns could be removed."
At United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People each year holds a special meeting to observe the Solidarity Day.
Did he, twenty years after 1969, place himself at the defence of the inalienable right of every human being to life?
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator blasted Canada's claims about nature of Iran's nuclear program, and underlined Tehran's firm stance on protecting the country's inalienable right to access nuclear energy.
to 1 p.m., will feature Ahmet Davutoy-lu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey; Robert Serry, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, representing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Zahir Tanin, Head of Delegation, Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People; Ekmeleddin yhsanoy-lu, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference; and Ibrahim Khraishi, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Palestinian Authority.
With that, he introduced four draft resolutions on the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (A/64/L.20), Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat (A/64/L.21), Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat (A/64/L.22) and Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine (A/64/L.23).
Ahmadinejad underlined that the great Iranian nation would not have the least doubt to build and upgrade the brilliant Iranian land and materialize its essential and inalienable rights.
"Given the status quo and the current trend, it is unlikely that they ever recognize Iran's inalienable rights," the lawmaker said, and stressed the necessity of Iran's resistance against western negotiators' ambitious demands.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati reiterated Iran's determination to safeguard its inalienable rights in the upcoming talks with the six world powers in Moscow.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers Leader Kazzem Seddiqi reiterated Iran's rights to access peaceful nuclear technology, and stated that Tehran will not give up even an iota of its inalienable rights.