Definitions for violationˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vi•o•la•tion*ˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of violating or the state of being violated.
a breach or infringement, as of a law or promise.
a sexual assault, esp. rape.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a distortion of meaning or fact.
* Syn: See breach.
Origin of violation:
1400–50; late ME < L
misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, violation, infringement(noun)
a crime less serious than a felony
an act that disregards an agreement or a right
"he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpation(noun)
entry to another's property without right or permission
a disrespectful act
rape, violation, assault, ravishment(noun)
the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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
The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated.
Origin: From violation, from violatio, from violare
the act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated
infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc
an act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church
interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance
ravishment; rape; outrage