Pronunciation: (vī"u-lā'shun), [key]
1. the act of violating.
2. the state of being violated.
3. a breach, infringement, or transgression, as of a law, rule, promise, etc.: He was fined for a traffic violation.
4. desecration; profanation: the violation of a cemetery.
5. sexual molestation, esp. rape.
6. a distortion of meaning or fact.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.