inalienable rights


inalienable rights
n.
Rights such as freedom of speech, equal protection of the laws, and due process that cannot be taken away from or given up by anyone without his or her consent.

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  • inalienable rights — Rights which are not capable of being surrendered or transferred without the consent of the one possessing such rights; e.g., freedom of speech or religion, due process, and equal protection of the laws. Morrison v. State, Mo.App., 252 S.W.2d 97 …   Black's law dictionary

  • inalienable rights — The fundamental rights and privileges; the right to personal liberty and individual ownership of property, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and press; due process of law, etc. 16 Am J2d Const L § 328 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People — The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People was founded in 1975 by resolution 3376 of the United Nations General Assembly. The committee oversees a programme of implementation to enable the Palestinian people …   Wikipedia

  • inalienable — in·alien·able /in āl yə nə bəl, ā lē ə / adj: incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred inalienable rights in·alien·abil·i·ty / ˌāl yə nə bi lə tē, ˌā lē ə / n in·alien·ably adv Merriam We …   Law dictionary

  • inalienable — [in āl′yən ə bəl] adj. [Fr inaliénable: see IN 2 & ALIENABLE] that may not be taken away or transferred [inalienable rights] inalienability n. inalienably adv …   English World dictionary

  • RIGHTS, HUMAN — The following article deals with the subject of human rights, their essence and the contents of various fundamental rights as reflected in the sources of Jewish Law. The interpretation of Israel s Basic Laws concerning human rights in accordance… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • inalienable — [[t]ɪne͟ɪljənəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n (emphasis) If you say that someone has an inalienable right to something, you are emphasizing that they have a right to it which cannot be changed or taken away. [FORMAL] He said the republic now had an… …   English dictionary

  • Rights of Man — Infobox Book name = The Rights of Man title orig = translator = image caption = Title page from the first edition author = Thomas Paine illustrator = cover artist = country = Britain language = English series = subject = genre = publisher =… …   Wikipedia

  • inalienable — adjective Etymology: probably from French inaliénable, from in + aliénable alienable Date: circa 1645 incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred < inalienable rights > • inalienability noun • inalienably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inalienable — inalienability, inalienableness, n. inalienably, adv. /in ayl yeuh neuh beuhl, ay lee euh /, adj. not alienable; not transferable to another or capable of being repudiated: inalienable rights. [1635 45; IN 3 + ALIENABLE] Syn. inviolable, absolute …   Universalium


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