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Topic: LAW

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: alienable (17-21 centuries), from French aliéner 'to give to someone else', from Latin alienus; ALIEN1

inalienable

adjective
     
in‧a‧li‧en‧a‧ble [usually before noun] formal
SCL an inalienable right, power etc cannot be taken from you:
inalienable human rights
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