Vi·o·la·tion n. The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated. Specifically: --
(a) Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc. “The violation of my faith.”
(b) An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church.
(c) Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.
(d) Ravishment; rape; outrage.
n 1: a crime less serious than a felony [syn: misdemeanor, misdemeanour,
infraction, offence, offense, infringement]
2: an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed
a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment" [syn:
3: entry to another's property without right or permission
[syn: trespass, encroachment, intrusion, usurpation]
4: a disrespectful act [syn: irreverence]
5: the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse
against her will [syn: rape, assault, ravishment]