(Vi`o*las"cent) a. Violescent. [R.]

(Vi"o*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Violates ; p. pr. & vb. n. Violating.] [L. violatus, p. p. of violare to violate, fr. vis strength, force. See Violent.]

1. To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.

His wife Boadicea violated with stripes, his daughters with rape.

2. To do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe.

Violated vows
'Twixt the souls of friend and friend.

Oft have they violated
The temple, oft the law, with foul affronts.

3. To disturb; to interrupt. "Employed, it seems, to violate sleep." Milton.

4. To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.

Syn. — To injure; disturb; interrupt; infringe; transgress; profane; deflour; debauch; dishonor.

(Vi`o*la"tion) n. [L. violatio: cf. F. violation.] The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated. Specifically: —

(a) Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc. "The violation of my faith." Shak.

(b) An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church. Udall.

(c) Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.

(d) Ravishment; rape; outrage. Shak.

(Vi"o*la*tive) a. Violating, or tending to violate.

(Vi"o*la`tor) n. [L.] One who violates; an infringer; a profaner; a ravisher.

(Vi"ole) n. A vial. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Vi"o*lence) n. [F., fr. L. violentia. See Violent.]

1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.

That seal
You ask with such a violence, the king,
Mine and your master, with his own hand gave me.

All the elements
At least had gone to wrack, disturbed and torn
With the violence of this conflict.

2. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.

Do violence to do man.
Luke iii. 14.

We can not, without offering violence to all records, divine and human, deny an universal deluge.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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