[ vahy-uh-ley-tiv, vahy-uh-luh-tiv ]
/ ˈvaɪ əˌleɪ tɪv, ˈvaɪ ə lə tɪv /


involving violation.

Origin of violative

First recorded in 1790–1800; violate + -ive

Related forms

non·vi·o·la·tive, adjectiveun·vi·o·la·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for violative

  • His continuance in the priesthood of an abjured faith was violative of every principle of honesty!

    Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
  • Is not this compulsory support most violative of constitutional and religious rights?

  • Mr. Toombs denied that the bill was a "Pandora's box of evil," or that its passage was violative of the good faith of the South.

    Robert Toombs|Pleasant A. Stovall
  • The Florida salvage act is not violative of the Constitution.