Adjective "violators" definition and examples

(Violators may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈvʌɪəleɪtə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who breaks or fails to comply with a rule or formal agreement.
  1. 'the new smoking restrictions call for hefty fines for violators'
  2. 'Skeptics doubt they have the regulatory muscle to punish violators.'
  3. 'The jails aren't roomy enough to include all violators.'
A person who treats something with irreverence or disrespect.
  1. 'a violator of sacred relics'
  2. 'The judge is a former adventurer and violator of animals worldwide.'
  3. 'It's a regime known as one of the worst violators of human rights in the world.'
A person who rapes or sexually assaults someone.
  1. 'a curse pronounced over the violators of children'
  2. 'Insofar as sex is always linked to violence in his writing, it also involves the patriarchal phallus as a violator of women and a threat to the son's virility.'
  3. 'By inference, the law coerces the violator to marry his victim, while legitimizing his actions.'

More definitions

1. to break, infringe, or transgress (a law, rule, agreement, promise, instructions, etc.).

2. to break in upon or disturb rudely; interfere thoughtlessly with: to violate his privacy.

3. to break through or pass by force or without right: to violate a frontier.

4. to treat irreverently or disrespectfully; desecrate; profane: violate a human right.

5. to molest sexually, especially to rape.

More examples(as adjective)

"installations can be violators."

"drivers can be violators."

"ranges can be violators."

"fines can be violators."

Origin

(violate)