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Borrowed from Middle French violation, from Latin violātiō (injury, profanation), from violō (I treat with violence; I maltreat; I violate, defile, profane). Morphologically violate +‎ -ion

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  • IPA(key): /ˌvaɪ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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violation (countable and uncountable, plural violations)

  1. The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated.
    1. An infraction or a failure to follow a rule.
    2. (euphemistic) Rape; sexual activity forced on another person without their consent.

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See breach.

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violation f (plural violations)

  1. violation

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