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.
(Definition of “violation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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