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