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VIOLATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does violation mean? 

VIOLATION (noun)
  The noun VIOLATION has 5 senses:

1. a crime less serious than a felony
2. an act that disregards an agreement or a right
3. entry to another's property without right or permission
4. a disrespectful act
5. the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

  Familiarity information: VIOLATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIOLATION (noun)


Sense 1violation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crime less serious than a felony

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

violation; misdemeanour; misdemeanor; infraction; infringement; offense; offence

Hypernyms ("violation" is a kind of...):

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "violation"):

sedition (an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government)

bearing false witness; lying under oath; perjury (criminal offense of making false statements under oath)

indecent exposure; public nudity (vulgar and offensive nakedness in a public place)

false pretence; false pretense ((law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation)

breach of the peace; disorderly behavior; disorderly conduct; disturbance of the peace (any act of molesting or interrupting or hindering or disquieting or agitating or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled)


Sense 2violation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act that disregards an agreement or a right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

infringement; violation

Context example:

he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment

Hypernyms ("violation" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "violation"):

copyright infringement; infringement of copyright (a violation of the rights secured by a copyright)

foul (an act that violates of the rules of a sport)

patent infringement (violation of the rights secured by a patent)


Sense 3violation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Entry to another's property without right or permission

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

usurpation; encroachment; trespass; violation; intrusion

Hypernyms ("violation" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "violation"):

inroad (an encroachment or intrusion)


Sense 4violation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disrespectful act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

irreverence; violation

Hypernyms ("violation" is a kind of...):

evil; immorality; iniquity; wickedness (morally objectionable behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "violation"):

blasphemy; desecration; profanation; sacrilege (blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character)


Sense 5violation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ravishment; rape; assault; violation

Hypernyms ("violation" is a kind of...):

sex crime; sex offense; sexual abuse; sexual assault (a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "violation"):

date rape (rape in which the rapist is known to the victim (as when they are on a date together))

carnal abuse; statutory rape (sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly))


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