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Pronunciation: VAI-uh-layt

To break a law

Noun form:

Violation (vai-uh-LAY-shun)

Violate vs. Breach

When a person breaks a law we say, “violate” but when referring to a contract we say “breach the contract”.

Sample Sentences

The government is not allowed to violate our right to free speech.

Taking something that doesn’t belong to you is a violation of the law.



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