violation

violation
violation vi‧o‧la‧tion [ˌvaɪəˈleɪʆn] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] an action that breaks a law, agreement, principle etc:

• Employers who fail to comply can be fined £5,000 per violation.

• their blatant violation of the law

2. in violation of if something is in violation of a law, agreement, principle etc, it breaks it:

• She was accused of starting a competing business in violation of her contract.

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violation UK US /ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃən/ noun
[C or U] LAW an action that breaks a law, agreement, rule, etc.: »

The first violation can result in a $150 fine.

a violation of sth »

Unpaid overtime is a violation of corporate policy.

in violation of sth »

It was clear that they had acted in violation of the rules.

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a traffic/probation/safety violation

[C] SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY an action that does not show respect for an important principle: a violation of sth »

He said the leaked report was a violation of the confidentiality of the investigation.

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The black market for body organs is a violation of human dignity.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Violation — 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: [1913 Webster] (a) Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • violation — [n1] breach; breaking of the law abuse, break, breaking, contravention, encroachment, illegality, infraction, infringement, misbehavior, misdemeanor, negligence, nonobservance, offense, rupture, transgressing, transgression, trespass, trespassing …   New thesaurus

  • Violation — (lat.), Verletzung, Notzüchtigung; Violata, die Geschwächte, Entjungferte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Violation — (lat.), Verletzung, Schändung; Violāta, die Geschwächte, Entjungferte …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • violation — (n.) early 15c., from L. violationem (nom. violatio) an injury, irreverence, from pp. stem of violare to violate, treat with violence, outrage, dishonor, perhaps related to vis violence, strength …   Etymology dictionary

  • violation — *breach, infraction, transgression, trespass, infringement, contravention Analogous words: *offense, sin, vice, crime, scandal: desecration, *profanation, sacrilege, blasphemy: invading or invasion, encroachment, entrenchment (see corresponding… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • violation — Violation, Violatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • violation — [vī΄ə lā′shən] n. [ME violacion < L violatio] a violating or being violated; specif., a) infringement or breach, as of a law, rule, right, etc. b) sexual assault; rape c) desecration of something sacred, as a church d) interruption;… …   English World dictionary

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