violation

noun
ADJECTIVE
blatant, clear, flagrant, obvious

The attack on civilians is a flagrant violation of the peace agreement.

egregious (formal, esp. AmE), grave, gross, major, massive, serious
minor
direct

practices that are in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions

technical (esp. AmE)

a technical violation of law

systematic, wholesale (esp. AmE), widespread
continued, repeated
alleged
civil liberties (esp. AmE), civil rights (esp. AmE), human rights
privacy
ethical (esp. AmE)
code, law, rule (all esp. AmE)

He had been fined for building code violations.

arrests for drug law violations

criminal (esp. AmE)
drug (AmE)

Nearly 60% of all arrests are for drug violations.

traffic
copyright, trademark
parole, probation (both esp. AmE)
immigration, visa (both esp. AmE)
safety, security (both esp. AmE)

fines for safety violations

antitrust (AmE)
VERB + VIOLATION
commit

The army was accused of committing violations against the accord.

be, constitute

This action constitutes a violation of international law.

report
detect, find
investigate
ignore
avoid, prevent
PREPOSITION
in violation of

There is plenty of evidence that her actions were in violation of an earlier contract.

violation against

violations against minimum wage agreements


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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 — 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

  • 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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