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violationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌvaɪəˈleɪ.ʃən/
an ​action that ​breaks or ​acts against something, ​especially a ​law, ​agreement, ​principle, or something that should be ​treated with ​respect: He ​claimed that the way he'd been ​treated was a ​gross violation of his ​civil/​constitutional/​humanrights. The ​takeover of the ​embassyconstitutes a ​flagrant/​blatant violation ofinternationallaw. It was ​clear that they had not ​acted in violation of the ​rules.

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(Definition of violation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"violation" in Business English

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violationnoun

uk   us   /ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃən/
[C or U] LAW an ​action that ​breaks a ​law, ​agreement, ​rule, etc.: The first violation can ​result in a $150 ​fine.a violation of sth Unpaid ​overtime is a violation of ​corporatepolicy.in violation of sth It was ​clear that they had ​acted in violation of the ​rules. a traffic/​probation/​safety violation
[C] SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY an ​action that does not show ​respect for an important ​principle: a violation of sth He said the ​leakedreport was a violation of the ​confidentiality of the ​investigation. The ​blackmarket for body ​organs is a violation of ​human dignity.
(Definition of violation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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