violation

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle French violation., from Latin violātiō (injury, profanation), from violō (I treat with violence; I maltreat; I violate, defile, profane).

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violation (plural violations)

  1. The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated.
    1. An infraction or a failure to follow a rule.
    2. Rape.

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See breach.

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