Definitions for: Violation


[n] entry to another's property without right or permission
[n] a disrespectful act
[n] a crime less serious than a felony
[n] an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
[n] the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will



Webster (1913) Definition: Vi`o*la"tion, n. [L. violatio: cf. F. violation.]
The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring;
the state of being violated. Specifically:
(a) Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the
violation of law or positive command, of covenants,
promises, etc. ``The violation of my faith.'' --Shak.
(b) An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or
contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the
violation of a church. --Udall.
(c) Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.
(d) Ravishment; rape; outrage. --Shak.

Synonyms: assault, encroachment, infraction, infringement, intrusion, irreverence, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, offence, offense, rape, ravishment, trespass, usurpation

See Also: actus reus, bearing false witness, blasphemy, breach of the peace, carnal abuse, copyright infringement, crime, date rape, desecration, disorderly behavior, disorderly conduct, disturbance of the peace, evil, false pretence, false pretense, foul, immorality, indecent exposure, infringement of copyright, iniquity, inroad, law-breaking, lying under oath, misconduct, patent infringement, perjury, profanation, public nudity, sacrilege, sedition, sexual abuse, sexual assault, statutory rape, wickedness, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

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