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Pronunciation: /ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃən/

Translation of violation in Spanish:


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  • 1 (of agreement, law, right) violación (feminine); (of promise) incumplimiento (masculine) human rights violations violaciones de los derechos humanos a border violation una infracción fronteriza a traffic violation una infracción de tráfico to be in violation of sth contravenir* algo [formal]
  • 2 2.1 (of grave, shrine) profanación (feminine) 2.2 (of peace, tranquillity) [literary/literario] perturbación (feminine)
    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.

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