Inviolate “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “inviolate” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), and “Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:

 

 

 

(Ballantine’s)

Unhurt, uninjured, unpolluted, unbroken [Flint River Steam Boat Co. v Roberts, Allen & Co. 2 Fla 102, 114]. Freedom from substantial impairment [Commonwealth v. Almedia, 362 Pa 596, 68 A2d 595, 12 ALR2d 183, cert den 339 US 924, 94].

 

(Webster’s)

INVI’OLATE, a. [L. inviolatus.] Unhurt; uninjured; unprofaned; unpolluted; unbroken.

But let inviolate truth be always dear
To thee.
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