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1       adj   If a law or principle is inviolable, you must not break it.  
FORMAL   The game had a single inviolable rule: obstacles were to be overcome, not circumvented.     
2       adj   If a country says its borders are inviolable, it means they must not be changed or crossed without permission.  
FORMAL   Yesterday's resolution says the present Polish border is `inviolable'.     
  inviolability      n-uncount  
Parliament has recognised the inviolability of the current border.     
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hallowed, holy, inalienable, sacred, sacrosanct, unalterable  

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