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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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He thanked the committee chair, Fode Seck, and its members who have "worked tirelessly to help realize the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people -- including their right to self-determination.
The Committee reaffirms its longstanding support and solidarity with the Palestinian people in their quest to achieve their inalienable rights and legitimate national aspirations, including their right to self?
The committee reiterated its support and ever-lasting solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle to restore their inalienable rights and achieve their legitimate national aspirations, especially the right to self-determination and freedom in an independent Palestinian state.
The Iranian nation will never quit its inalienable rights," Larijani told reporters in Semnan province, Northern Iran, on Thursday.
The UAE President also demanded that the UN take adequate, necessary measures to provide protection for the Palestinian people, exercise pressure on Israel to halt its frequent violations and dangerous aggression against the Palestinian people and ensure the international legal accountability of Israel in order to ensure that the Palestinian people enjoy their inalienable rights on their homeland.
Iran will not give up or compromise its inalienable right to use nuclear energy, fuel cycle and enrichment," Iran's Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asqar Soltaniyeh said at a press conference on the sidelines of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran.
You can surrender, sell, or transfer inalienable rights by your consent, either actually or constructively.
North Carolina legislators are looking at legislation to require a semester course in high school on the philosophical foundations that established the United States, such as due process of law, individual rights and responsibilities, and inalienable rights.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed on Saturday that we have said many times that we will not negotiate the inalienable rights of the Iranian nation with anyone, but if they want to talk about co-operation, then we are ready.
Summary: New York (United Nations) - HM King Mohammed VI sent a message to the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, on the occasion of the celebration, on Monday, of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Summary: The UN committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People expressed gratitude to the Kingdom of Morocco for its contribution to the success of the UN African Meeting on the Question of Palestine, held last July in Rabat.
Bahrain says that the international community should build on the Goldstone Report documenting the Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians to adopt more effective stances in favour of their inalienable rights.