Etymology
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violence (n.)

late 13c., "physical force used to inflict injury or damage," from Anglo-French and Old French violence (13c.), from Latin violentia "vehemence, impetuosity," from violentus "vehement, forcible," probably related to violare (see violation). Weakened sense of "improper treatment" is attested from 1590s.

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Definitions of violence

violence (n.)
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
Synonyms: force
violence (n.)
the property of being wild or turbulent;
the storm's violence
Synonyms: ferocity / fierceness / furiousness / fury / vehemence / wildness
violence (n.)
a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.;
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