• WordNet 3.6
    • n violation entry to another's property without right or permission
    • n violation a disrespectful act
    • n violation a crime less serious than a felony
    • n violation an act that disregards an agreement or a right "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
    • n violation the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In New York City it is illegal for a man to give 'The Standard Lear' to a woman. Violators are forced to wear horse blinders.
    • n Violation The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated. "The violation of my faith."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first anti-lynching law in the United States was passed in Georgia in 1893, but it only made the violation punishable by four years in prison. (11-1-04)
    • n violation The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; interruption, as of sleep or peace; desecration; an act of irreverence; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred or venerable things: as, the violation of a church; infringement; transgression; non-observance: as, a violation of law.
    • n violation Ravishment; rape.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Your head can be shaved against your will for violating their islamic code.
    • ns Violation the act of violating or injuring: infringement: non-observance: profanation: rape
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  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.”
  • Norman O. Brown
    Norman O. Brown
    “Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.”
  • Erich Fromm
    “Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity.”
  • Lydia M. Child
    “But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.”
  • Henry Miller
    “The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. violatio,: cf. F. violation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. violāre, -ātumvis, strength; cf. Gr. is, strength, force.


In literature:

Slavery is a violation of the eternal right.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
The popular opinion attributed his demise to the violation of his oath to the Leinster men.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
It would be not only an insult to her but a direct violation of parliamentary usage.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Without any scruple he violated the most sacred laws of morality.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Also all violations of the laws of the United States are tried in the national courts.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Instead of a clear and palpable violation, it is, in his judgment, no violation at all.
"American Eloquence, Volume I. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
They cannot be obeyed by moieties and violated in the same ratio.
"American Eloquence, Volume II. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
Other charges were, that he had carried away productions of art, and that he had violated the sacred shrines.
"American Eloquence, Volume III. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
Our system commits no such violation of nature's laws.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
Therefore, violate not thy pledge, O monarch!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"

In poetry:

All needful help he will afford,
Thou hast his vow and oath;
And once to violate his word
Thy Husband will be loth.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
If God with sickness his sons afflicts,
Their foul transgressions are the fatal cause:
Whene'er he any punishment inflicts,
It is, because they violate his laws.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
Permit them not to violate the least
Of God's commands, e'er thou dost them reprove:
But soon as they shall have in ought transgrest,
Do thou their souls to true repentance move.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
But all the same by stealth he came,
A man of vile intent.
What cared he that my life was pure,
Or that I paid my rent?
He willed to violate my shrine
For household treasures that were mine.
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis
Satan himself, I think, would shun
The presence of that artful one,
Who violates truth's sacred laws,
Regardless of the end or cause,
But deems it strategy to live
For the sole purpose to deceive.
"Lies" by Jared Barhite
And didn't you turn your eyes up at me then?
And didn't you cringe on the floor like any inkspot!
And crawl away like a black snail!
And doesn't everybody loathe you then!
And aren't your feelings violated, you high bred little love-
"Bibbles" by D H Lawrence

In news:

The company was cited for safety violations after a worker had his finger amputated .
SAYREVILLE — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Sayreville company for two safety violations after a worker's finger was amputated at the plant in May.
Boarding house cited for violations for years.
Boarding house cited for violations for years.
Author In Violation For Torrenting His Own Book.
A possible open records violation delays a change in management for the OKC Zoo Amphitheatre.
The Santa Fe Springs Bumble Bee Foods plant - where a 62-year-old employee died after he was cooked in an oven Thursday morning - has no record of worker safety violations in the past.
The Baha Brothers Sandbar Grill, a popular downtown Taunton bar and restaurant, is facing six violations of state regulations related to cleanliness .
How Pensions Violate Free Speech.
Canfield resident Mark Eddy addressed City Council on Wednesday, March 21 concerning a neighboring property he believes is in violation of zoning.
The owner of two horses is keeping them in her backyard -- a violation of city code.
"There's very close to some locker-room man-law violations when you're in there," Matt Hasselbeck said.
An attorney who allegedly fails to safeguard property violates Rule 1.15 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Drug use and telecommunications harassment are among the violations.
The opponents contend the red detachable decals put new drivers in a special class, violating their privacy, and pose a greater risk of their being identified by child predators.

In science:

This implies that the first principle of thermodynamics is violated. A similar violation occurs in the thought experiment conceived by H.
A Gedankenexperiment in Gravitation
Let {Jm : 0 ≤ m ≤ mmax } be a series of Bell violation thresholds, with J0 corresponding to the local bound of the Bell expression and Jmax = Iq to the maximum violation allowed by quantum theory.
Security of practical private randomness generation
Evolving wormhole geometries were also found which exhibit “flashes” of weak energy condition (WEC) violation, where the matter threading the wormhole violates the energy conditions for small intervals of time .
Generic spherically symmetric dynamic thin-shell traversable wormholes in standard general relativity
We obtain that ΛP D (|Φ+ T i) violates the inequality for all 0 ≤ p < 1, and its violation is bigger than N i).
Robust macroscopic quantum correlations without complex encodings
The probability of success in the CCP is PS = (1/2)(1 + βQ/βN L ), where βQ is the Bell violation by the nonlocal correlations in the resource quantum state and βN L the maximum violation over arbitrary nonlocal correlations.
Robust macroscopic quantum correlations without complex encodings