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Definition of "violation" []

  • The act or an instance of violating or the condition of being violated. See Synonyms at breach. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "violation" in a sentence
  • "Springfield "could enforce the law, but could only stop a car to issue a citation" if the officer observes the violation ... or has reasonable grounds to believe that a violation& has been committed, is being committed or is about to be committed. ""
  • "The phrase "violation of firm policies and procedures" suggests a range of potential conduct, so investors need to read the explanation and ask the adviser for more details."
  • "The exception applies when the police violate the Fourth Amendment but the violation is a sort of technicality — the kind of violation for which exclusion would be an extravagant remedy."