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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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Croatian therefore allows possessor promotion, or, in other words, if the inalienably possessed noun is the direct object, the possessor can be promoted from the possessive pronoun to the dative case.
A similar phenomenon is the unanimous employment of Buber's thought (Buber, 1969; Buber, 2004) as parameter for the therapeutic encounter in current humanistic therapeutic theory, all the while bypassing the inalienably theological content which is essential to the much-quoted "I-Thou" formula.
What I saw here was that the person cannot be anything but central in their own story, and that the patient's journey is inalienably individual.
The reason that an order by a Government inspector for compulsory purchase of National Trust (NT) land held inalienably (in the public interest) has not been before the Special Parliamentary Procedure Committee in the history of the NT is probably that NT always withdraw their objections to releasing land, after compromise with the land use proposer.
This attitude is uniformly presented as the only acceptable attitude and it is inalienably linked to the male gender which dominates, rules, and controls political and economic, social and cultural, as well as academic and educational institutions.
Note that the post verbal NP is often a pronoun (62c) or an inalienably possessed nominal whose possessor is coreferential with the subject (62d).
They have always been at risk from the all-powerful, inalienably sovereign Crown-in-Parliament.
Angelina writes: Now, I believe it is woman's right to have a voice in all the laws and regulations by which she is to be governed, whether in Church or State; and that the present arrangements of society, on these points, are a violation of human rights, a rank usurpation of power, a violent seizure and confiscation of what is sacredly and inalienably hers--thus inflicting upon woman outrageous wrongs, working mischief incalculable in the social circle, and in its influence on the world producing only evil, and that continually.
The Socialist holds that the community as a whole should be inalienably the owner and administrator of the land, of raw materials, of values and resources accumulated from the past, and that private property must be of a terminable nature, reverting to the community, and subject to the general welfare.
The lawful processes of segmental duplication and of retrotransposon insertion, responsible for the generation of new genes in now-extinct ancestors, are open to experimental analysis, are starkly molecular in nature, and are inalienably part of that physical reality that we recognize as creation.
Gaunt questions whether the death of the lady can ever "escape recuperation to a masculine symbolic and remain inalienably hers" (p.