violation

[ vahy-uh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of violating.
the state of being violated.
a breach, infringement, or transgression, as of a law, rule, promise, etc.: He was fined for a traffic violation.
desecration; profanation: the violation of a cemetery.
sexual molestation, especially rape.
a distortion of meaning or fact.

Origin of violation

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

synonym study for violation

3. See breach.

OTHER WORDS FROM violation

vi·o·la·tion·al, adjectivenon·vi·o·la·tion, nounpre·vi·o·la·tion, nounre·vi·o·la·tion, noun
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