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violation

noun [C or U]     /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/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.Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
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