What does violation mean?

Definitions for violationˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word violation.

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


  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

  6. Origin: [L. violatio: cf. F. violation.]


  1. Violation

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of violation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of violation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Romel Guzamana:

    It was a violation of our human rights.

  2. Craig Pirrong:

    This is an egregious kind of violation.

  3. David Nevin:

    We’re in the realm of a Sixth Amendment violation here.

  4. Horatio Mihet:

    This is a clear, gross violation of the rights of a child.

  5. Rick Santorum:

    That would be something that would be a violation of my faith.

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