violation

[vahy-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of violating.
2.
the state of being violated.
3.
a breach, infringement, or transgression, as of a law, rule, promise, etc.: He was fined for a traffic violation.
4.
desecration; profanation: the violation of a cemetery.
5.
sexual molestation, especially rape.
6.
a distortion of meaning or fact.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin violātiōn- (stem of violātiō), equivalent to violāt(us) (see violate) + -iōn- -ion

violational, adjective
nonviolation, noun
previolation, noun
reviolation, noun


3. See breach.
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violate (ˈvaɪəˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to break, disregard, or infringe (a law, agreement, etc)
2.  to rape or otherwise sexually assault
3.  to disturb rudely or improperly; break in upon
4.  to treat irreverently or disrespectfully; outrage: he violated a sanctuary
5.  obsolete to mistreat physically
 
adj
6.  archaic violated or dishonoured
 
[C15: from Latin violāre to do violence to, from vīs strength]
 
'violable
 
adj
 
viola'bility
 
n
 
'violableness
 
n
 
'violably
 
adv
 
vio'lation
 
n
 
'violative
 
adj
 
'violator
 
n
 
'violater
 
n

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violation
early 15c., from L. violationem (nom. violatio) "an injury, irreverence," from violatus, pp. of violare "to violate, treat with violence, outrage, dishonor," perhaps related to vis "violence, strength."
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Example sentences
Failing to take attendance, for instance, is not only a violation of policy but
  also a felony breach of security.
Of course, it has always been a violation of the city's health code to allow a
  dog anywhere near a beer tap.
In the days since, a media firestorm has ensued over a perceived violation of
  civil liberties by transit system officials.
Anyone convicted of a violation could be sentenced to a long prison term.
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