violation


violation
I noun abuse, breach, contra leges, dereliction, desecration, disturbance, encroachment, illegality, impiety, infraction, infringement, interruption, invasion, irreverence, lawbreaking, misbehavior, mistreatment, misuse, nonobservance, offense, recusancy, transgression, trespass, wrong associated concepts: crime, felony, misdemeanor foreign phrases:
- Mulcta damnum famae non irrogat — A fine does not impose a loss of reputation
II index abuse (corrupt practice), abuse (physical misuse), breach, contravention, debauchment, defilement, delict, delinquency (misconduct), disregard (omission), encroachment, guilt, incursion, infraction, infringement, invasion, irregularity, misdeed, misdoing, misprision, misusage, misuse, offense, perversion, rape, rebellion, sedition, transgression, wrong

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


violation
n.
1 A breaking of the law; an infraction; a transgression.
2 The act of breaching the law; contravening a duty or right.
3 An offense against the public welfare.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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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 — [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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