inviolability

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inviolability

noun immunity from assault, impregnability, incorruptibility, indestructibility, inviolableness, invulnerability, protection, safety, sanctitas, security, security against violence, unassailability
Associated concepts: inviolability of Constitutional rights, inviolability of contracts
See also: conscience, responsibility

INVIOLABILITY. That which is not to be violated. The persons of ambassadors are inviolable. See Ambassador.

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We believe that understanding the difference between the meanings of basic and key terms, such as: quality of life, value of life, sanctity of life, is of great importance [4, 8-13].
In short, it's autonomy and mercy on the one side, sanctity of life and/or the possibility of abuse on the other.
AS CHRISTIANS, WE AFFIRM SOMETHING CALLED THE SANCTITY of life.
We are creating a memorial to a student to remind everybody who walks through these halls of the sanctity of life," Principal Jim Markham told mourners.
An enthusiastically welcome contribution to the ongoing debate concerning the moral intermelding of scientific and religious wisdom, and the increasing need to establish ethical codes that respect the sanctity of life and individual dignity in a world dramatically changed by ever-increasing scientific possibilities.
I hope these people who are wailing and praying on TV outside the hospital will take their fight for 'life' to the White House and persuade George Bush and Co that if they really believe in the sanctity of life, they should support gun control and get rid of the death penalty.
The country's Catholic Church criticized the decision, calling the decision a violation of the sanctity of life.
exercise forceful leadership with the Congress in passing legislation that is defined by biblical norm regarding the family, sexuality, sanctity of life, religious freedom, freedom of speech, and limited government.
Critics including Attorney General John Ashcroft have tried to block Oregon's Death With Dignity law on the ground that it undermines the sanctity of life.
One much lauded hero, Colonel Tim Collins, who made that stirring eve of war speech about respecting the sanctity of life and Iraqi history, has left the Army, disillusioned by the horror of what has happened since the invasion.
Abortion is wrong and should be outlawed in almost all circumstances in order to protect the sanctity of life.
To the Editor: Since the Oath of Hippocrates and Hippocrates' dictum, "If you cannot help, then do no harm," or even before then, physicians have appreciated the sanctity of life.