violation

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 Violation — (lat.), Verletzung, Notzüchtigung; Violata, die Geschwächte, Entjungferte …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Violation — (lat.), Verletzung, Schändung; Violāta, die Geschwächte, Entjungferte …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 violation — Violation, Violatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 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

  • 12 violation — n. 1) to commit a violation 2) a brazen, flagrant; minor violation 3) a moving violation (by a motorist) 4) in violation of (he acted in violation of the law) * * * [ˌvaɪə leɪʃ(ə)n] flagrant minor violation a brazen to commit a violation a moving …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 violation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ blatant, clear, flagrant, obvious ▪ The attack on civilians is a flagrant violation of the peace agreement. ▪ egregious (formal, esp. AmE), grave …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 VIOLATION — s. f. Action de violer un engagement, de porter atteinte à un droit, de profaner une chose sacrée, d enfreindre des règles. La violation du serment. La violation d un traité. La violation des propriétés. La violation d un asile, d un domicile. La …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 violation — (vi o la sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Action de violer un engagement, de porter atteinte à un droit, de profaner une chose sacrée, d enfreindre un règlement. La violation d un domicile. La violation des règles du langage. •   Pour… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 violation */ — UK [ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms violation : singular violation plural violations 1) an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc clear/gross/flagrant violation: a factory closed for gross… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 VIOLATION — n. f. Action de violer un engagement, de porter atteinte à un droit, d’enfreindre des règles, de profaner une chose sacrée. La violation du serment. La violation d’un traité. La violation d’une loi. La violation des règles du langage. La… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 violation — vi|o|la|tion [ ,vaıə leıʃn ] noun count or uncount * an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle, etc.: clear/gross/flagrant violation: a factory closed for gross violations of safety regulations in violation of something:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 violation — noun (C, U) 1 an action that breaks a law, agreement, principle etc: human rights violations (+ of): violations of the ceasefire | in violation of: The court s ruling is in violation of the UN Charter. | a violation of the 3 second rule in… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 violation — vi|o|la|tion [ˌvaıəˈleıʃən] n [U and C] 1.) an action that breaks a law, agreement, principle etc ▪ human rights violations violation of ▪ a violation of international law in violation of sth ▪ Troops crossed the border in violation of the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English