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Webster 1913 Edition


Violation

Viˊo-la′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
violatio
: cf. F.
violation
.]
The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated.
Specifically: –
(a)
Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc.
“The violation of my faith.”
Shak.
(b)
An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things;
as, the
violation
of a church
.
Udall.
(c)
Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.
(d)
Ravishment; rape; outrage.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Violation

VIOLA'TION

,
Noun.
1.
The act of violating or injuring; interruption, as of sleep or peace.
2.
Infringement; transgression; non-observance; as the violation of law or positive command; a violation of covenants, engagements and promises; a violation of vows.
3.
Act of irreverence; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as the violation of a church.
4.
Ravishment; rape.

Definition 2022


violation

violation

English

Noun

violation (plural violations)

  1. The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated.
    1. An infraction or a failure to follow a rule.
    2. (euphemistic) Rape.

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See breach.

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French

Noun

violation f (plural violations)

  1. violation