American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated. See Synonyms at breach.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; interruption, as of sleep or peace; desecration; an act of irreverence; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred or venerable things: as, the violation of a church; infringement; transgression; non-observance: as, a violation of law.
- n. Ravishment; rape.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated.
- n. Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the
violationof law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc.
- n. An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things.
- n. Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.
- n. Ravishment; rape; outrage.
- n. an act that disregards an agreement or a right
- n. a crime less serious than a felony
- n. the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
- n. a disrespectful act
- n. entry to another's property without right or permission
- From French violation, from Latin violatio ("injury, profanation"), from violare ("violate") (Wiktionary)
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“UPMC asked Dr. Marcos to resign in early March for what it referred to as a violation of its code of conduct.”
“And on Friday, Barack Obama condemned what he called the violation of Georgia's sovereignty and called for an immediate cease-fire, insisting that, "... aggressive, diplomatic action must be taken to reach a political resolution to this crisis, and to assure that Georgia's sovereignty is protected.”
“The foreign minister's letter to Kofi Annan requesting that the United Nations does something about what it calls a violation of its air space -- Fredricka.”
“ACDP leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe said after the presentation the party would "use all options available to us" to contest what he described as a violation of its rights.”
“A major Islamist party in Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami, called for mass protests on Friday against what it called a violation of sovereignty by the U.S. raid.”
“Broadcast of the footage coincided with Iran's announcement that it had formally protested what it called the violation of Iranian airspace by the spy drone.”
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