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violation

noun

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1 a breaking of a moral or legal code
  • in colonial times blasphemy was considered a serious civil violation that merited harsh punishment

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2 a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation
  • a military action that must be regarded as a violation of the treaty

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3 the act of forcing a person to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse
  • war crimes include the violation of civilians

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  • acquaintance rape,
  • date rape,
  • statutory rape
  • gang rape
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The first known use of violation was in the 15th century

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“Violation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/violation. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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