violat-, viol- +

(Latin: force, injure, dishonor; forcible, vehement)

inviolability (s) (noun), inviolabilities (pl)
1. The capacity to prohibit invasion or disruption: The inviolability of the fortification proved successful because all the people were safe from intruders!
2. A condition of being secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration: They were told that they had to honor the inviolability of the sanctuary and we indicated the inviolability of our promise to do so.
3. Incapability of being abused; incorruptibility; unassailability: They must consider the inviolability of secrecy.
inviolable (adjective), more inviolable, most inviolable
1. Secure from being infringed, breached, or broken: There were some rules in the family and one inviolable principle was never to lie.
2. Safe from violence or attack: In the story that James was reading, there was an inviolable fortress which was secure from any raiders trying to get in.
3. Capable of prohibiting violation; protected against destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration: Jane was adamant that men and women were equal in all aspects and believed that as being inviolable.
4. Incapable of being corrupt; unassailable: Many people believe the truths in the Bible to be inviolable.
1. The state of being sacred, or consecrated to God, to his worship or to religious uses; holiness; sanctity; as the inviolableness of the sanctuary or its worship; the sacredness of the sabbath; the sacredness of the clerical office.
2. The inviolableness of the sacredness of marriage vows or of a trust.
inviolably (adverb), more inviolably, most inviolably
1. Descriptive of how something must be kept sacred: When Bob and Catherine got married, they considered their wedding vows to be inviolably blessed and sanctified.
2. Relating to how someone or something cannot be transgressed or dishonored: In the story Stella was reading, the king of the land was inviolably glorified and praised for treating his countrymen fairly.
3. Regarding how a place is able to withstand a military attack: The inviolably constructed fortress protected the inhabitants for a very long time.
4. Pertaining to how something or a person is not capable of being transgressed or infringed: In the story that Russell was reading, the nation was inviolably protected by a big long wall along the southern border preventing the thousands of refugees from entering into the country.
1. The state or quality of being inviolate; such as, the inviolacy of an oath.
2, A condition in which something must not or can not be broken or damaged.
1. Not subject to change, damage, or destruction.
2. Kept pure, untouched, or unblemished.
1. Free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.
2. Undisturbed; untouched.
1. Peaceful resistance to a government, or organization, by fasting or refusing to cooperate.
2. The principle of refraining from using violence, especially as a means of protest.
3. The absence of or freedom from violence.
nonviolent (adjective)
1. Peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice; especially, on moral or philosophical grounds.
2. The doctrine, policy, or practice of rejecting violence in favor of peaceful tactics as a means of gaining political objectives.
Without violence; as, "His government was overthrown nonviolently, so, they had to elect a new leader."
unviolable (adjective), more unviolable, most unviolable
1. Disposed to being secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration: The two children divided their room into two unviolable sides, and promised never to touch, alter, steal, or take anything from the other one's private side unless asked.
2. Incorruptible; unassailable: The Pope may never be assaulted because he is unviolable and untouchable.
violable (adjective), more violable, most violable
1. Liable to be ignored or disobeyed: Some of school rules were evidently violable due to many of the students hitting other children on the school grounds.
2. Prone to be broken or injured: The antique and very thin cup and saucer were quite violable, so Mrs. Scott put them into the cupboard to keep them from being cracked or smashed to bits!
violate, violates
1. To act contrary to something; such as, a law, a contract, or an agreement, especially in a way that produces significant effects.
2. To disturb or to interrupt something in a rude or violent way.
3. To treat something sacred with a lack of respect.
4. To rape or sexually assault someone.
1. Having broken or disregarded; for example, a law or a promise.
2. A person who has been sexually assaulted.
3. Property or qualities considered sacred which have been harmed, desecrated, or defiled.
4. Rudely or improperly disturbed or interrupted: "The boys violated the girls' privacy.
Breaking or acting against someone or something; especially, a law, an agreement, or a principle; or not respecting something that should be treated with respect.