Inalienable and unalienable mean precisely the same thing.Submitted by go213mph on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 08:58
The final version of the Declaration of Independence uses the word "unalienable." Some earlier drafts used the word "inalienable," which is the term our modern dictionaries prefer. The two words mean precisely the same thing.
The unalienable rights that are mentioned in the Declaration of Independence could just as well have been inalienable, which means the same thing. Inalienable or unalienable refers to that which cannot be given away or taken away.