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Noun: violation  ,vI-u'ley-shun
  1. A crime less serious than a felony
    - misdemeanor [US], misdemeanour [Brit, Cdn], infraction, infringement
  2. An act that disregards an agreement or a right
    "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment";
    - infringement
  3. Entry to another's property without right or permission
    - trespass, encroachment, intrusion, usurpation
  4. A disrespectful act
    - irreverence
  5. The crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will
    - rape, assault, ravishment

Derived forms: violations

Type of: abuse, actus reus, crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], evil, immorality, iniquity, law-breaking, misconduct, sex crime, sex offence [Brit, Cdn], sex offense [US], sexual abuse, sexual assault, wickedness, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Encyclopedia: Violation