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violation

Line breaks: vio|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /vʌɪəˈleɪʃn
 
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Definition of violation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of violating someone or something: the aircraft were in violation of UN resolutions [count noun]: flagrant violations of normal democratic procedure
More example sentences
  • The two women were brought to the police station at night, in flagrant violation of rules.
  • That seems to be our response to any violation of traffic rules that slows us down.
  • More recent cases have evinced a less restrictive interpretation of the term flagrant violation.
Synonyms
contravention, breach, infringement, infraction, breaking, transgression, non-observance, lack of compliance with, disobeying, disobedience, defiance, defying, flouting, flying in the face of, rebelling against;
neglect, ignoring, paying no heed to, taking no notice of
invasion, interruption, breach, infraction;
trespass, intrusion, encroachment, disruption, disturbance, upset
rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, sexual abuse, abuse, molestation, molesting, interference, interfering, seduction, seducing
informal bedding
dated ravishing, ravishment, deflowering, defloration, defilement, dishonour, ruin, ruination

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