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vi·o·la·tion

 (vī′ə-lā′shən)
n.
The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated: a violation of the law; the violation of a country's neutrality. See Synonyms at breach.

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.
4. desecration; profanation.
5. a distortion of meaning or fact.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
syn: See breach.

violation

The process or an act of breaking or disregarding a law.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.violation - a crime less serious than a felony
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
breach of the peace, disorderly behavior, disorderly conduct, disturbance of the peace - any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
false pretence, false pretense - (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
indecent exposure, public nudity - vulgar and offensive nakedness in a public place
bearing false witness, lying under oath, perjury - criminal offense of making false statements under oath
sedition - an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
2.violation - an act that disregards an agreement or a rightviolation - an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
copyright infringement, infringement of copyright - a violation of the rights secured by a copyright
foul - an act that violates the rules of a sport
patent infringement - violation of the rights secured by a patent
3.violation - entry to another's property without right or permissionviolation - entry to another's property without right or permission
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
inroad - an encroachment or intrusion; "they made inroads in the United States market"
4.violation - a disrespectful actviolation - a disrespectful act      
evil, wickedness, immorality, iniquity - morally objectionable behavior
desecration, profanation, sacrilege, blasphemy - blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
5.violation - the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
date rape - rape in which the rapist is known to the victim (as when they are on a date together)
sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault - a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault"
statutory rape, carnal abuse - sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)

violation

noun
1. breach, abuse, infringement, contravention, abuse, trespass, transgression, infraction This is a flagrant violation of state law.
2. invasion, intrusion, trespass, breach, disturbance, disruption, interruption, encroachment Legal action will be initiated for defamation and violation of privacy.
3. desecration, sacrilege, defilement, profanation, spoliation This violation of the church is not the first such incident.
4. rape, sexual assault, molesting, ravishing (old-fashioned), abuse, sexual abuse, indecent assault, molestation the violation of women in war

violation

noun
1. An act or instance of breaking a law or regulation or of nonfulfillment of an obligation or promise, for example:
2. An act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred:
Translations
kršitev

violation

[ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃən] N
1. [of law] → violación f, infracción f; [of rights] → violación f
violation of privacyentrometimiento m, intromisión f
it was in violation of the law/agreementviolaba la ley/el acuerdo
it was in violation of sanctionsincumplía or desobedecía las sanciones
2. (US) (= minor offence) → infracción f, falta f leve
a minor traffic violationuna infracción de tráfico
3. (o.f. or liter) (= rape) → violación f

violation

[ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃən] n
[agreement, law] → violation f
in violation of sth [+ rule, law] → en violation de qch
[grave] → violation f
the violation of the graves → la violation des sépultures

violation

n
(of law)Übertretung (→ of +gen), → Verletzung f (→ of +gen), → Verstoß m(of gegen); (of rule)Verstoß m(of gegen); (of rights)Verletzung f; (of truth)Vergewaltigung f; a violation of a treatyein Vertragsbruch m; (partial) → eine Vertragsverletzung; traffic violationVerkehrsvergehen nt; he did this in violation of the conditions agreeder verstieß damit gegen die Vereinbarungen
(of holy place)Entweihung f, → Schändung f; (of peacefulness)Störung f; (of privacy)Eingriff m (→ of in +acc)
(= rape)Vergewaltigung f, → Schändung f

violation

[ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃn] nviolazione f
in violation of sth → in contravvenzione f inv a qc
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Reed had been alive he would have treated me kindly; and now, as I sat looking at the white bed and overshadowed walls-- occasionally also turning a fascinated eye towards the dimly gleaning mirror--I began to recall what I had heard of dead men, troubled in their graves by the violation of their last wishes, revisiting the earth to punish the perjured and avenge the oppressed; and I thought Mr.
I must therefore remind you, that when we first talked over together that class of productions, in one of which the private and family affairs of your learned northern friend, Mr Oldbuck of Monkbarns, were so unjustifiably exposed to the public, some discussion occurred between us concerning the cause of the popularity these works have attained in this idle age, which, whatever other merit they possess, must be admitted to be hastily written, and in violation of every rule assigned to the epopeia.
But the violation of marriage, or any other unchastity, was never heard of; and the married pair pass their lives with the same friendship and mutual benevolence, that they bear to all others of the same species who come in their way, without jealousy, fondness, quarrelling, or discontent.
The grossly immoral and dishonest doctrine of despotic State sovereignty, the exclusive judge of its own obligations, and responsible to no power on earth or in heaven, for the violation of them, is not there.
Laws in violation of private contracts, as they amount to aggressions on the rights of those States whose citizens are injured by them, may be considered as another probable source of hostility.
The JUST causes of war, for the most part, arise either from violation of treaties or from direct violence.
With another, the admission of the President into any share of a power which ever must be a dangerous engine in the hands of the executive magistrate, is an unpardonable violation of the maxims of republican jealousy.
The homes of the Military and Artisan classes were inspected in a course of visitations extending through upwards of a year; and during that period every town, village, and hamlet was systematically purged of that excess of the lower orders which had been brought about by the neglect to pay the tribute of Criminals to the Schools and University, and by the violation of the other natural Laws of the Constitution of Flatland.
Wickham represented them, so gross a violation of everything right could hardly have been concealed from the world; and that friendship between a person capable of it, and such an amiable man as Bingley, was incomprehensible.
Let us give up Argive Helen and her wealth to the sons of Atreus, for we are now fighting in violation of our solemn covenants, and shall not prosper till we have done as I say.
For several days after entering the valley I had been saluted at least fifty times in the twenty-four hours with the talismanic word 'Taboo' shrieked in my ears, at some gross violation of its provisions, of which I had unconsciously been guilty.
I should have thought it a gross violation of duty and respect.