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To fail to conform to a rule, law, regulation or obligation
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“It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct.”
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To desecrate or defile, especially something meant to be treated with reverence or respect
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“We should never violate the sanctity of life because life is the essence of human existence.”
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To engage in carnal activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“Their masculine agency is contrasted to that of the son of the King of Dace, who threatens to violate the maiden's chastity.”
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To encroach or impinge upon the space or affairs of others
“He treated me like a child, and also made consistent attempts to violate my personal space.”
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To cause pain through mistreatment
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To loot, plunder or invade by force
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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