Definition of violation in US English:



  • The action of violating someone or something.

    ‘the aircraft were in violation of UN resolutions’
    • ‘More recent cases have evinced a less restrictive interpretation of the term flagrant violation.’
    • ‘Every violation of the law is damaging to the good order and expectations of society.’
    • ‘It's clear that most of the recordings were being distributed in violation of copyright laws.’
    • ‘I myself am shocked, sickened and outraged by this violation of our baby's grave.’
    • ‘He said a definite message had been sent out that no human rights violation would be tolerated.’
    • ‘That seems to be our response to any violation of traffic rules that slows us down.’
    • ‘Last year we were blacklisted over copyright violation over a treaty that we signed.’
    • ‘Anyone whose home has been burgled knows the feeling of violation that follows.’
    • ‘Once this is done, any violation of the norms by vendors can be met with penal measures.’
    • ‘We need a government who can control the law and order and curtail violation of human rights.’
    • ‘You may not export the product in violation of applicable export laws and regulations.’
    • ‘Except for this violation of safety and common sense, Oliver had a spotless record.’
    • ‘In a savagely comic scene, Vera grapples with how this violation has left her feeling.’
    • ‘I think though that the real issue is one about violation of trust and violation of safety.’
    • ‘Put simply, the government was in violation of its own standards and knew it would cause injury to these men.’
    • ‘She wants to tackle the decision to dump her from the membership list as a human rights violation.’
    • ‘This double standard, this sheer violation of humane principles must be stopped.’
    • ‘The Court held, however, that on the facts of this case there was no violation.’
    • ‘Two men and two women have been questioned over trademark violation and benefits fraud allegations.’
    • ‘The two women were brought to the police station at night, in flagrant violation of rules.’
    contravention, breach, infringement, infraction, breaking, transgression, non-observance, lack of compliance with, disobeying, disobedience, defiance, defying, flouting, flying in the face of, rebelling against
    invasion, interruption, breach, infraction
    rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, sexual abuse, abuse, molestation, molesting, interference, interfering, seduction, seducing
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