Definitions of violence

  1. the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Ravishment; rape; constupration. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. The forcible use of great strength or energy; force and fury; as, the violence of a storm; strong passion; as, the violence of grief; profanation; outrage; as, he did violence to his better nature; assault. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The state or quality of being violent: force, physical or moral: unjust force: outrage: profanation: injury: rape. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. State of being violent; force; forcible injustice; outrage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Violent exercise of force; injury; outrage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Physical force; strength of action or motion; vehemence; fierceness; highly excited feeling; outrage; crime of any kind; injury; rape. To do violence to, to attack; to outrage; to injure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The term "violence" is synonymous with "physical force," and the two are used interchangeably, iu relation to assaults, by elementary writers on criminal law. State v. Wells, 31 Conn. 212. thelawdictionary.org
  15. Quality of being violent; violent conduct or treatment, outrage, injury, as was compelled to use v., did v. to (outraged, acted contrary to) his feelings, our principles; (Law) unlawful exercise of physical force, intimidation by exhibition of this. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Latin] Physical force; strength of action or of motion ; impulsive or impetuous force, as of the wind or other elements;—excessive or unjust exertion of moral power;—impulsive eagerness, as of desire ; fury, as of passions ;—unjust force; outrage;—forcible assault or attack;—the effects of unlawful force; injury; hurt; murder; especially, rape. Cabinet Dictionary

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