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violationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌvaɪ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌvaɪ.əˈleɪ.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/human rights. The takeover of the embassy constitutes a flagrant/blatant violation of international law. It was clear that they had not acted in violation of the rules.

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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 corporate policy.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 leaked report was a violation of the confidentiality of the investigation. The black market for body organs is a violation of human dignity.
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