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INALIENABLE RIGHTS

Rights that are not morally renounceable. They can be neither taken away nor given away legitimately, because they are necessary to the attainment of one's destiny or the fulfillment of a moral duty. Such is the right to life.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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