Definition of violator in English:



  • 1A person who breaks or fails to comply with a rule or formal agreement.

    ‘a major crackdown on violators of immigration regulations’
    ‘the new smoking restrictions call for hefty fines for violators’
    • ‘If you don't report these violations in the workplace, you go down with the violators.’
    • ‘Skeptics doubt they have the regulatory muscle to punish violators.’
    • ‘The jails aren't roomy enough to include all violators.’
    • ‘Their government has been successfully pressured to change its laws, to make searching for copyright violators easier.’
    • ‘The measure calls on the agricultural commissioner to impose fines on would-be violators.’
  • 2A person who treats something with irreverence or disrespect.

    ‘a violator of nature’
    ‘a violator of sacred relics’
    • ‘The judge is a former adventurer and violator of animals worldwide.’
    • ‘A serial violator of civilized society, its government even last week was implicated in major drug trafficking into Australia.’
    • ‘It's a regime known as one of the worst violators of human rights in the world.’
    • ‘Their government is a standout violator of press freedom.’
    • ‘Eight countries were blacklisted as violators of religious freedom by the State Department.’
  • 3literary A person who rapes or sexually assaults someone.

    ‘Monica is able to name the violators of her body’
    ‘a curse pronounced over the violators of children’
    • ‘When the violator is someone the child knows and trusts, the experiences are especially confusing.’
    • ‘The rape victim is forced to succumb to her violator's sexual demands.’
    • ‘They carried identity cards that listed their official occupation as professional rapist, or 'violator of women's honour'.’
    • ‘By inference, the law coerces the violator to marry his victim, while legitimizing his actions.’
    • ‘Insofar as sex is always linked to violence in his writing, it also involves the patriarchal phallus as a violator of women and a threat to the son's virility.’