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violate vt

: to go against (as a prohibition or principle)
: fail to observe or respect [ a law] [civil rights were violated] [ due process]
vi·o·la·tion [vī-ə-lā-shən]

vi·o·la·tive [vī-ə-lā-tiv]

vi·o·la·tor [vī-ə-lā-tər]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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