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UNALIENABLE. The state of a thing or right which cannot be sold.
     2. Things which are not in commerce, as public roads, are in their nature unalienable. Some things are unalienable, in consequence of particular provisions in the law forbidding their sale or transfer, as pensions granted by the government. The natural rights of life and liberty are unalienable.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(b) The Declaration refers to "certain unalienable Rights." (9) What does it mean to say a right is inalienable or unalienable?
I believe that everyone has the unalienable right to choose their gender, and if that means a sex change, so be it.
Pakistan believes that right to self-determination is an unalienable right of the people of Palestine.
That memory--of a sovereign people whose government would depend on the consent of the governed and would guard against deprivation of their unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property--long has been forgotten by many who live in the U.S.
If we are ever to restore sanity to our once-civilized nation, we must first restore to all human beings, before and after birth, their self-evident, Creator-endowed "unalienable" right to life protection.
Self-evident truth held life, liberty and pursuit of happiness among the unalienable rights of all created equal.
(I)t establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." Albert Gallatin to Alexander Addison, October 7, 1789, manuscript in New York Historical Society, Albert Gallatin Papers, 2.
However, anyone who is not, or no longer, taking part in fighting has an unalienable right to seek protection and safety.
Summary: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are basic rights, and courts across the globe are tasked with upholding those unalienable rights for all people ...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...
According to the US Declaration of Independence, all men are created equal and have certain unalienable rights including "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".
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