Definition of Inviolate

1. Adjective. (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken. "She was intact, virginal"

Exact synonyms: Intact
Similar to: Uninjured
Derivative terms: Intactness



2. Adjective. Must be kept sacred.
Exact synonyms: Inviolable, Sacrosanct
Similar to: Sacred

Definition of Inviolate

1. a. Not violated; uninjured; unhurt; unbroken.

Definition of Inviolate

1. Adjective. Not violated; free from violation or hurt of any kind; secure against violation or impairment. ¹

2. Adjective. Incorruptible. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inviolate

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inviolate

invile
invillaged
invincibilities
invincibility
invincible
invincibleness
invincibles
invincibly
inviolabilities
inviolability
inviolable
inviolableness
inviolably
inviolacies
inviolacy
inviolate (current term)
inviolated
inviolately
inviolateness
inviolatenesses
invious
invirile
invirility
inviscate
inviscated
inviscates
inviscating
inviscation
inviscerate
inviscid

Literary usage of Inviolate

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... and (as long as she preserves her chastity inviolate) the eldest of the vestal virgins. Even these few, who may not dread the seventy, will anxiously ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... of the Responsory of the Assumption: "Gaude, Maria virgo ... et post partum inviolate .... inviolate ..."

3. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate; and that all laws contrary thereto, or contrary to this constitution, shall be void. ..."

4. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William Adolphus Wheeler (1865)
"... Comus " and Fletcher's " Faithful Shepherdess," she is fabled to have been transformed into a river-nymph, that her honor might be preserved inviolate. ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"... the right which is to remain inviolate is to a jury of 12 men, who shall render a unanimous verdict. Smith v. Times Pub. Co., 36 Atl. 290, 297, 178 Pa. ..."

6. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"In order that the freedom of this commonwealth may be preserved inviolate forever, there shall be chosen by the free suffrage of the freemen of this State, ..."

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