Definitions for violationˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•o•la•tion*ˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of violating or the state of being violated.

  2. a breach or infringement, as of a law or promise.

  3. a sexual assault, esp. rape.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. desecration; profanation.

  5. a distortion of meaning or fact.

* Syn: See breach.

Origin of violation:

1400–50; late ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, violation, infringement(noun)

    a crime less serious than a felony

  2. violation, infringement(noun)

    an act that disregards an agreement or a right

    "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"

  3. trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpation(noun)

    entry to another's property without right or permission

  4. irreverence, violation(noun)

    a disrespectful act

  5. rape, violation, assault, ravishment(noun)

    the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. violation(noun)ˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃən

    an act of violating a rule, law, agreement, etc.

    a violation of environmental laws; an act that is in violation of copyright agreements

Wiktionary

  1. violation(Noun)

    The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated.

  2. Origin: From violation, from violatio, from violare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violation(noun)

    the act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated

  2. Violation(noun)

    infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc

  3. Violation(noun)

    an act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church

  4. Violation(noun)

    interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance

  5. Violation(noun)

    ravishment; rape; outrage

Freebase

  1. Violation

    Violation is the second studio album by the late-1970s American hard rock band Starz, released in 1977.


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