Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who violates, injures, interrupts, or disturbs: as, a violator of repose.
  • noun One who infringes or transgresses: as, a violator of law.
  • noun One who profanes or treats with irreverence: as, a violator of sacred things.
  • noun A ravisher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who violates; an infringer; a profaner; a ravisher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who violates (a rule, a boundary, another person's body, etc.)
  • noun In the publishing and packaging industries, a visual element that intentionally "violates" the underlying design, such as a starburst, color bar or "splat" on a product package or magazine cover intended to attract special attention.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who assaults others sexually
  • noun someone who violates the law

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Examples

  • The most notorious violator is Disney, who essentially made the copyright term INFINITE to prevent Mickey Mouse from falling into public domain.

    Joey Teow’s copyright blog

  • He recalls that the Afghans drew up stringent guidelines excluding anyone who was known to be a human-rights violator from the loya jirga.

    The Pragmatist

  • He recalls that the Afghans drew up stringent guidelines excluding anyone who was known to be a human-rights violator from the loya jirga.

    The Pragmatist

  • It would be a kind of delicious, but unfortunate, irony for the university to be tarred as a Title IX violator.

    Men and Women at Yale, Is Boola Boola a Sexist Chant?

  • But even here he doesn't give a rat's ass about that as long as the violator is a Democrat and being considered for cabinet position.

    "As a general proposition, I think you certainly don’t want to use the tax code … to punish people."

  • Instead, he was allying with the right-wing of the Jewish and pro-Israel community and with the right-wing overall, effectively endorsing the Bush administration's view that international humanitarian law, the United Nations and basic international legal principles are not considered applicable if the violator is the United States or an ally.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Donald Cressey penned the term "trust violator" in his research on the behavior and motivation of embezzlers.

    Forbes.com: News

  • It shouldn't make a difference if the violator is a high ranking official, a GS1-1 or a recruit; all of them should be held accountable to the same standard.

    Government Computer News Current Issue

  • It shouldn't make a difference if the violator is a high ranking official, a GS1-1 or a recruit; all of them should be held accountable to the same standard.

    Government Computer News Current Issue

  • It shouldn't make a difference if the violator is a high ranking official, a GS1-1 or a recruit; all of them should be held accountable to the same standard.

    Government Computer News Current Issue

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