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violence

[vahy-uh-luh ns] /ˈvaɪ ə ləns/
noun
1.
swift and intense force:
the violence of a storm.
2.
rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment:
to die by violence.
3.
an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power, as against rights or laws:
to take over a government by violence.
4.
a violent act or proceeding.
5.
rough or immoderate vehemence, as of feeling or language:
the violence of his hatred.
6.
damage through distortion or unwarranted alteration:
to do editorial violence to a text.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin violentia; see violent, -ence
Related forms
antiviolence, adjective
counterviolence, noun
self-violence, noun
Synonyms
1. might, power, impact, fury.
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British Dictionary definitions for counter violence

violence

/ˈvaɪələns/
noun
1.
the exercise or an instance of physical force, usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc
2.
powerful, untamed, or devastating force: the violence of the sea
3.
great strength of feeling, as in language, etc; fervour
4.
an unjust, unwarranted, or unlawful display of force, esp such as tends to overawe or intimidate
5.
do violence to
  1. to inflict harm upon; damage or violate: they did violence to the prisoners
  2. to distort or twist the sense or intention of: the reporters did violence to my speech
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin violentia impetuosity, from violentusviolent
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Word Origin and History for counter violence

violence

n.

late 13c., "physical force used to inflict injury or damage," from Anglo-French and Old French violence, from Latin violentia "vehemence, impetuosity," from violentus "vehement, forcible," probably related to violare (see violation). Weakened sense of "improper treatment" is attested from 1590s.

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