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.
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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