Definition of "violative" []

  • To break, disregard, or infringe (a law, agreement, etc) (verb)
  • To rape or otherwise sexually assault (verb)
  • To disturb rudely or improperly; break in upon (verb)
  • To treat irreverently or disrespectfully; outrage (verb)
  • To mistreat physically (verb)
  • Violated or dishonoured (adjective)
  • Tending to violate; of or relating to violation. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."