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in•al•ien•a•ble /ɪnˈeɪlyənəbəl, -ˈeɪliə-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. not alienable; that cannot be taken away;
    not transferable to another:inalienable rights.
in•al•ien•a•bil•i•ty /ɪnˌeɪlyənəˈbɪlɪti, -ˌeɪliə-/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
in•al•ien•a•bly, adv. See -ali-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•al•ien•a•ble  (in ālyə nə bəl, -ālē ə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. not alienable;
    not transferable to another or capable of being repudiated:inalienable rights.
in•al′ien•a•bili•ty, in•alien•a•ble•ness, n. 
in•alien•a•bly, adv. 
  • in-3 + alienable 1635–45
    inviolable, absolute, unassailable, inherent.

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inalienable /ɪnˈeɪljənəbəl/ adj
  1. not able to be transferred to another; not alienable: the inalienable rights of the citizen

inˌalienaˈbility, inˈalienableness n inˈalienably adv

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