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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
flagrant abuse/violation/breach etc
▪ flagrant violations of human rights
▪ But the council, the majority of which backs Byrd, never accepted the resignation, an apparent violation of state law.
▪ The White House denounced the abductions as a clear violation of Dayton.
▪ We must be clear, this shooting of civilian aircraft out of the air was a flagrant violation of international law.
▪ It would be a gross violation to carry out noisy or even physically energetic rituals or ceremonial activities at them.
▪ Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia let officers issue seat-belt tickets only if they find another violation first.
▪ All three bar officers from issuing tickets for unbelted driving unless they find another violation first.
▪ In the Roth case itself, the Court did not find any violation of a liberty interest.
▪ Any further fighting will be seen as a violation of the ceasefire agreement.
▪ The UK government was found to be in violation of the European Convention.
▪ The United Nations described the invasion as 'a flagrant violation of international law'.
▪ The way they treat women there represents a gross violation of human rights.
▪ His opponents say his return was a violation of a town code calling for direct election of the mayor.
▪ Rape, in her view, is aimed at humiliation and violation.
▪ Some public watchdogs say the council is dangerously close to a violation of the Open Meeting Law.
▪ The Sons filed the lawsuit about three weeks later, seeking $ 1, 000 for each alleged violation by the state.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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:

  1. Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc. ``The violation of my faith.''

  2. An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church.

  3. Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.

  4. Ravishment; rape; outrage.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from Old French violacion and directly from Latin violationem (nominative violatio) "an injury, irreverence, profanation," from past participle stem of violare "to treat with violence, outrage, dishonor," perhaps an irregular derivative of vis "strength, force, power, energy," from PIE root *weie- "to go after, pursue with vigor or desire," with noun derivatives meaning "force, desire" (see venison).


n. 1 The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated. 2 # An infraction or a failure to follow a rule. 3 # rape.

  1. n. 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: infringement]

  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]

Violation (album)

Violation is the second studio album by the late-1970s American hard rock band Starz, released in 1977.


Violation or violations may refer to:

  • Law violation
  • Violation (basketball), the most minor class of an illegal action in basketball
  • Bipolar violation, when two pulses of the same polarity occur without an intervening pulse of the opposite polarity in telecommunications
  • Building violation, when a hazardous or non-hazardous condition occurs in a real estate property, without a permit, issued by a municipal agency, such as a Department of Buildings
  • Storage violation, when a task modifies or attempts to modify computer storage that it does not own
  • Desecration, the act of depriving something of its sacred character
Violation (basketball)

In basketball, a violation is the most minor class of illegal action. Most violations are committed by the team with possession of the ball, when a player mishandles the ball or makes an illegal move. The typical penalty for a violation is loss of the ball to the other team. This is one type of turnover.

Wikipedia has the following articles on violations:

  • Ball-handling violations:
    • Backcourt violation (Over and back)
    • Carrying
    • Double-dribble
    • Traveling
  • Excessive time taken:
    • Defensive three-second violation (Illegal defense) (penalized as a technical foul)
    • Five-second rule
    • Shot clock violation, and the related time limit to reach the frontcourt (8- or 10-second violation)
    • Three seconds rule (Lane violation)
  • Other violations:
    • Basket interference
    • Goaltending

Stepping out of bounds and throwing the ball out of bounds may also be considered violations that result in loss of the ball.

Acts involving contact between opponents or unsportsmanlike conduct are called fouls, usually a personal foul.

Usage examples of "violation".

And there were problems with these votes, since the Sem-inole County Canvassing Board had allowed Republican Party volunteers to fill in missing data on absentee-ballot applications completed by registered Republicansa violation of Florida lawand many overseas absentee ballots from members of the armed forces lacked the postmarks required by law.

Constitution which precludes Congress from making criminal the violation of an administrative regulation, by one who has failed to avail himself of an adequate separate procedure for the adjudication of its validity, or which precludes the practice, in many ways desirable, of splitting the trial for violations of an administrative regulation by committing the determination of the issue of its validity to the agency which created it, and the issue of violation to a court which is given jurisdiction to punish violations.

At the same time, however, the Court was careful to confine such proceedings to forfeitures arising out of violations of State law.

In the meantime, Secretary Aspin would tell the military to stop asking recruits about their sexual orientation and to stop discharging homosexual men and women who had not been discovered to have committed a homosexual act, which was a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Right and truth and justice, in their relation to human affairs, are as asymptotes which, though continually drawing nearer and nearer to the curve, can never reach it but by a violation of all on which their own existence is founded.

She would go no further than allowing him to repeat the ceremony of palpation and auscultation with all the ethical violations he could desire, but without taking off her clothes.

Today the vital issue in this area of Constitutional Law is whether the treaty-making power is competent to assume obligations for the United States in the discharge of which the President can, without violation of his oath to support the Constitution, involve the country in large scale military operations abroad without authorization by the war-declaring power, Congress to wit.

Moozh to declare himself the master of Basilica, to mete out justice so publicly, so popularly, and so clearly in violation of all Basilican law and custom and decency.

Chevy Out back, booze empties on the seat: probation violation number one.

This manipulation of masses of people was an unforgivable violation of his cetic ethics.

Planck-space transit and humans need never have learned of the experiments if other elements of the Core had not revealed this fact to the first John Keats cybrid persona four centuries ago -- but I agree with those humans and those Core elements who consider this act as unethical, a violation of privacy.

Violation of any of these conditions will lead to your immediate expulsion from Dovetail and the confiscation and probable destruction of the book.

Iraqi-Syrian pipeline, which had been closed since 1982, and began pumping as much as 200,000 barrels of oil per day in flagrant violation of the U.

Iraq has been in flagrant violation of the terms of the cease-fire since at least October 1998, when it threw out the U.

By arguing the uniqueness of the Iraq case--in terms both of the long history of Iraqi aggression and flagrant violations of international law and its refusal to comply with dozens of Security Council resolutions, many of them enacted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter--we would reassure other nations that Iraq will not simply be the first in a string of U.