To do violence on, to attack; to murder. "She . . . did violence on herself." Shak.To do violence to, to outrage; to injure; as, he does violence to his own opinions.

Syn. — Vehemence; outrage; fierceness; eagerness; violation; infraction; infringement; transgression; oppression.

(Vi"o*lence), v. t. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Vi"o*lent) a. [F., from L. violentus, from vis strength, force; probably akin to Gr. a muscle, strength.]

1. Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease.

Float upon a wild and violent sea.

A violent cross wind from either coast.

2. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech.

To bring forth more violent deeds.

Some violent hands were laid on Humphrey's life.

3. Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal.

These violent delights have violent ends.

No violent state can be perpetual.
T. Burnet.

Ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.

Violent presumption(Law), presumption of a fact that arises from proof of circumstances which necessarily attend such facts.Violent profits(Scots Law), rents or profits of an estate obtained by a tenant wrongfully holding over after warning. They are recoverable in a process of removing.

Syn. — Fierce; vehement; outrageous; boisterous; turbulent; impetuous; passionate; severe; extreme.

(Vi"o*lent), n. An assailant. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(Vi"o*lent), v. t. [Cf. F. violenter.] To urge with violence. [Obs.] Fuller.

(Vi"o*lent), v. i. To be violent; to act violently. [Obs.]

The grief is fine, full, perfect, that I taste,
And violenteth in a sense as strong
As that which causeth it.

(Vi"o*lent*ly), adv. In a violent manner.

(Vi`o*les"cent) a. [L. viola a violet.] Tending to a violet color; violascent.

(Vi"o*let) n. [F. violette a violet dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. . Cf. Iodine.]


Looking down, he saw
The whole earth filled with violence.

3. Ravishment; rape; constupration.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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