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tr.v. vi·o·lat·ed, vi·o·lat·ing, vi·o·lates
1. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
2. To assault (a person) sexually.
3. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
4. To disturb rudely or improperly; interrupt: violated our privacy.

[Middle English violaten, from Latin violāre, violāt-, from vīs, vi-, force; see weiə- in Indo-European roots.]

vi′o·la′tive adj.
vi′o·la′tor n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.violator - someone who violates the lawviolator - someone who violates the law  
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.violator - someone who assaults others sexuallyviolator - someone who assaults others sexually
debauchee, libertine, rounder - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
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[ˈvaɪəleɪtəʳ] N [of law] → infractor(a) m/f, violador(a) m/f; [of agreement, rights] → violador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


n (of treaty)Vertragsbrüchige(r) mf; (of laws)Gesetzesverletzer(in) m(f); (of holy place)Schänder(in) m(f); (of woman)Schänder m; the violator of these rules …wer gegen diese Regeln verstößt, …
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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It makes him hated above all things, as I have said, to be rapacious, and to be a violator of the property and women of his subjects, from both of which he must abstain.
For example, in the use of the word `father,' would the care of a father be implied and the filial reverence and duty and obedience to him which the law commands; and is the violator of these duties to be regarded as an impious and unrighteous person who is not likely to receive much good either at the hands of God or of man?
But now doth your emasculated ogling profess to be "contemplation!" And that which can be examined with cowardly eyes is to be christened "beautiful!" Oh, ye violators of noble names!
As a further provision for the efficacy of the federal powers, they took an oath mutually to defend and protect the united cities, to punish the violators of this oath, and to inflict vengeance on sacrilegious despoilers of the temple.
"These two men are old offenders," he explained to the angry owner; "and they are most persistent violators of the fish and game laws.
Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani has directed all the concerned officials that the action should be taken according to the law and no leniency be shown to any violator of the lists of the prices fixed.
Whoever shelters a violator or hires a worker who is not sponsored by the employer shall be subject to penalties and fines stipulated by the law, amounting to Dh50,000 for each violator.
Sources maintained that a fine of Rs200 was imposed on each violator, while Rs9.8 million was deposited in the national exchequer due to the helmet campaign.
A traffic rules violator will not be able to travel abroad with an unpaid fine when the Safe City project will start working, said the deputy head of the General Directorate for Road Safety Ymanaly Sarkulov.
The number of fines is multiplied by the number of violators. The Directorate warned all those who transport, hire, smuggle, harbor or provide any means of assistance to infiltrators, he subject himself to two years' imprisonment, a fine of 100,000 riyals and deportation if the violator is an expatriate.
In this regard, Labor Councilor in Doha Hisham Mohamed said in case a violation is detected, the violator shall be summoned before the immigration attorney that will either bail him out or refer them to court.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comment from an individual on the toll violator list.

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