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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The one would be amenable to personal punishment and disgrace; the person of the other is sacred and inviolable. The one would have a qualified negative upon the acts of the legislative body; the other has an absolute negative.
But he added, "that since I professed so inviolable an attachment to truth, I must give him my word and honour to bear him company in this voyage, without attempting any thing against my life; or else he would continue me a prisoner till we arrived at Lisbon." I gave him the promise he required; but at the same time protested, "that I would suffer the greatest hardships, rather than return to live among YAHOOS."
Formerly they believed themselves sprung from Jupiter, and shielded by their birth; but nowadays they are not inviolable.
"The duke is a stranger here; he is on a mission which renders his person inviolable....
The pipe was passed from mouth to mouth, each one taking a whiff, which is equivalent to the inviolable pledge of faith, of taking salt together among the ancient Britons.
'The inquiry into Salahuddin Ayubi's death in custody is a positive sign,but respect for the inviolable human rights of those in custody must be embedded into police training and structures - matched by the necessary resources - if the police are to serve as protectors rather than antagonists,' HRCP said.
She said: "It has been democratic politics, an open market economy, and the enduring values of free speech, the rule of law and a system of government founded on the concept of inviolable human rights that has provided the nexus of that progress in the past.
'Adding another option for separation puts to risk the family, which under our Constitution and Family Code, is an inviolable institution that must be protected by the State,' he added.
It also urged the state government to immediately undertake all necessary engagements and actions to protect the sanctity of the Federal Constitution and to safeguard the inviolable constitutional rights of Sarawak.
If so, can it achieve normative-prescriptive status without designating as inviolable some evaluative principles?
'Marriage is an inviolable social contract, so I encouraged the couples who were previously unmarried to embrace the legal union,' he added.