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: --
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(a) Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc. "The violation of my faith." Shak.
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(b) An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church. Udall.
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(c) Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.
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(d) Ravishment; rape; outrage. Shak.
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