Definition of unalienable in US English:



  • another term for inalienable
    • ‘Isn't healthcare and all the radiological scanning you want an unalienable right granted to us by our forefathers?’
    • ‘It is unalienable; because the opinions of men, depending only on the evidence contemplated by their own minds, cannot follow the dictates of other men.’
    • ‘He further expressed this in arguing that each person's unalienable right was to ‘as much liberty as each may exercise without injury to the equal liberty of his fellow citizens.’’
    • ‘Chen read the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable.’’
    • ‘In a single phrase, these words exempt the sentence's subsequent assertions of human equality and unalienable rights from the claims of traditional conduct, metaphysical certainty, and scientific proof.’
    • ‘In the American ‘Declaration of Independence’, the pursuit of happiness is listed as one of the unalienable rights, along with life and liberty.’
    • ‘The Declaration invokes God in manifold capacities including as Nature's God, as Creator who endows man with unalienable rights, as Supreme Judge of the World and as Author of Divine Providence.’
    • ‘Jefferson himself, who included ‘the pursuit of happiness’ among the unalienable human rights, saw that ‘the doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of man.’’
    • ‘The sentence's assertion of equality and unalienable rights derives absolutely from the authority of the ‘WE’ that begins it.’
    • ‘‘This is not a prescription for intolerance or narrow sectarianism,’ she continued, ‘for unalienable rights were given by God to all our fellow citizens.’’
    • ‘It's the founding conviction of our country, that we're endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, the right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’
    • ‘I wrote Professor Volokh to ask him what he thought of the proposition that men are endowed ‘by nature’ with ‘certain unalienable rights’ among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’
    • ‘They brought with them an awareness of their chosen position in this world (the Muses decided, not them), and a conviction that they had an unalienable right to literary art.’
    • ‘Nowhere in the Ten Commandments, or anywhere else in the bible for that matter, do you find anything even close to the concept of human beings having unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’
    • ‘All people, it says, ‘are created equal [and] endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights… Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.’’
    • ‘I hope we remain a nation that believes that all people are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’
    • ‘The ideas of liberty, self-determination, representative government and unalienable fights, spread and took root.’
    • ‘With its military might, it has kept the peace and bravely defended the unalienable [sic] rights of millions around the globe.’
    • ‘This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’
    • ‘We're each supposed to have our rights, unalienable rights… they're unalienable even by a majority.’