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violation

noun
     
Related topics: Crime
vi‧o‧la‧tion [uncountable and countable]
1SCC an action that breaks a law, agreement, principle etc:
human rights violations
violation of
a violation of international law
in violation of something
Troops crossed the border in violation of the agreement.
2 something that causes harm or damage by treating someone or their possessions without respect

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