violative

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

adjective

involving violation.

Origin of violative

First recorded in 1790–1800; violate + -ive
Related formsnon·vi·o·la·tive, adjectiveun·vi·o·la·tive, adjective
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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.

Word Origin and History for violative

violative


adj.

by 1725, from violate + -ive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper