violation

I
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Transgression]
Syn. infringement, infraction, negligence, misbehavior, nonobservance, vioLating, shattering, transgressing, forcible trespass, trespassing, contravention, breach, breaking, rupture, flouting; see also crime 1 , sin .
2. [Rape]
Syn. ravishment, assault, dishonor, defilement, mistreatment, outrage, debasement, degradation, pollution, invasion, subjugation, desecration, doing violence to; see also disgrace 2 .
3. [Destruction]
Syn. demolition, ruin, devastation; see destruction 1 , 2 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. breaking of the law transgression, breach, trespass, defiance, infringement, felony, crime, misdemeanor, nonobservance.
2. rape molestation, sexual abuse, sexual assault, deflowering.
3. desecration disrespect, defiling, degradation.
4. invasion of privacy invasion of one s space, interruption, disturbance.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An act or instance of breaking a law or regulation or of nonfulfillment of an obligation or promise, for example: breach, contravention, infraction, infringement, transgression, trespass. See RIGHT. 2. An act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred: blasphemy, desecration, profanation, sacrilege. See SACRED.

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  • violation — [ vjɔlasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. violatio « profanation » ♦ Action de violer (un engagement, un droit), de profaner une chose sacrée (ou protégée par la loi). ⇒ outrage. Violation de la loi. ⇒ infraction. « La prescription est toujours une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • violation — I noun abuse, breach, contra leges, dereliction, desecration, disturbance, encroachment, illegality, impiety, infraction, infringement, interruption, invasion, irreverence, lawbreaking, misbehavior, mistreatment, misuse, nonobservance, offense,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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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