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Definition of "violative" []

  • Tending to violate; of or relating to violation. (adjective)

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Use "violative" in a sentence
  • "Alabama's law, which withholds a host of rights from illegal aliens, was overwhelmingly upheld by a federal district court as constitutional and not violative of any preemption right of the federal government."
  • "Thus, if the HCR insurance mandate is violative of the 1A federally, it would stand to reason that state car insurance mandates, through the 14th Amendment, would also be unconstitutional."
  • ""A penalty with such negligible returns to the state (is) patently excessive and cruel and unusual punishment violative of the Eighth Amendment," he wrote."