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: --


Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc.

"The violation of my faith."



An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church.



Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.


Ravishment; rape; outrage.



© Webster 1913.

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