violationnoun [ C or U ]uk /ˌvaɪ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌvaɪ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/
He claimed that the way he'd been treated was a gross violation of his civil/constitutional/human rights.
- The opposition parties have cried foul at the president's act, seeing it as a violation of democracy.
- The verdict was a gross violation of justice.
- She's claiming that her detention by the police was a violation of her human rights.
- He acted in violation of the law.