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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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: [1913 Webster] (a) Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc. "The violation of my faith." --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church. --Udall. [1913 Webster] (c) Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance. [1913 Webster] (d) Ravishment; rape; outrage. --Shak. [1913 Webster]