Definition of violation
: the act of violating : the state of being violated: such asa : infringement, transgression; specifically : an infringement of the rules in sports that is less serious than a foul and usually involves technicalities of playb : an act of irreverence or desecration : profanationc : disturbance, interruptiond : rape 2, ravishment
Examples of violation in a Sentence
a serious violation of the law
A second violation was called on the basketball player.
He was arrested for violation of his parole.
The group monitors human rights violations.
They protested the government's violation of human rights.
Recent Examples of violation from the Web
Content within groups can still be reported for violations of Facebook’s community standards, and Facebook recently gave moderators more tools to combat harassment and abuse.
Over the course of the week, minority rights groups and the state tussled over whether — and how — the state’s political maps should change to fix possible voting rights act violations ahead of the 2018 elections.
So far, most other countries have either issued empty condemnations of Turkey’s human-rights violations or ignored them entirely.
Federal prisoners, including those with mental illness, are being kept in solitary confinement for long periods of time in violation of federal policy, according to a new report.
It was also reported that he had been arrested before for traffic violations.
Perhaps because the rules are not explicit or uniformly enforced from one House Speaker to the next, stories about dress code violations in Congress tend to crop up each year (Vanity Fair has reached out to Speaker Paul Ryan for comment).
For example, in 2010, an expert on cultural property law hired by the company said the artifacts might be looted and that not verifying the chain of ownership of the tablets could be a violation of the law.
City records include a Feb. 13 email from Kentucky State Archaeologist George Crothers calling that a violation of his permit.
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First Known Use of violation
VIOLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of violation for English Language Learners
: the act of doing something that is not allowed by a law or rule
: the act of ignoring or interfering with a person's rights
: the act of showing disrespect for something (such as a holy place) usually by damaging it
VIOLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of violation for Students
: an act or instance of violating something and especially a failure to do what is required or expected by a law, rule, or agreement a traffic violation
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