\va͡ɪ͡əlˈe͡ɪʃən], \vaɪəlˈeɪʃən], \v_aɪə_l_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of VIOLATION.
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An act done unlawfully and with force. In the English stat. of 25 E. III., st. 5, c. 2, it is declared to be high treason in any person who shall violate the king's companion; and it is equally high treason in her to suffer willingly such violation. This word has been construed under this statute to mean carnal knowledge. 3 Inst. 9; Bac. Ab, Treason, E.
By John Bouvier