n.1.The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.
2.Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.
Do violence to do man.
- Luke iii. 14.
Looking down, he saw
The whole earth filled with violence.
- Milton.
3.Ravishment; rape; constupration.
To do violence on
to attack; to murder.
To do violence to
to outrage; to injure; as, he does violence to his own opinions.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.
Noun1.violence - 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
2.violence - the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
3.violence - a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

VIOLENCE. The abuse of force. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, 32. That force which is employed against common right, against the laws, and against public liberty. Merl. h. t, 2. In cases of robbery, in order to convict the accused, it is requisite to prove that the act was done with violence; but this violence is not confined to an actual assault of the person, by beating, knocking down, or forcibly wresting from him on the contrary, whatever goes to intimidate or overawe, by the apprehension of personal violence, or by fear of life, with a view to compel the delivery of property equally falls within its limits. Alison, Pr. Cr. Law of Scotl. 228; 4 Binn. R. 379; 2 Russ. on Cr. 61; 1 Hale P. C. 553. When an article is merely snatched, as by a sudden pull, even though a momentary force be exerted, it is not such violence as to constitute a robbery. 2 East, P. C. 702; 2 Russ. Cr. 68; Dig. 4, 2, 2 and 3.

To see violence in your dream, indicates unexpressed anger or rage. You need more discipline in your life. The dream may also reflect repressed memories of child abuse.Alecto, Megaera, Nemesis, Tisiphone, abuse, acerbity, acidity, acridity, acrimony, agitability, animality, argumentum baculinum, assault, astringency, atrociousness, atrocity, attack, barbarity, barbarousness, beastliness, bestiality, bite, bitterness, bloodiness, bloodlust, bloodthirst, bloodthirstiness, bloody-mindedness, brutality, brutalness, brute force, brutishness, burning rage, cannibalism, causticity, clash, coercion, combustibility, cruelness, cruelty, damage, destructiveness, distort, do violence to, duress, edge, edginess, emotional instability, emotionalism, energy, eruptiveness, excitability, excitableness, explosiveness, ferociousness, ferocity, fiendishness, fierceness, foul, frenzy, furious rage, furor, fury, grip, harm, harshness, high pressure, ill-treatment, ill-usage, ill-use, inflammability, inhumaneness, inhumanity, injure, injury, intensity, intimidation, irascibility, irritability, keenness, latent violence, maltreatment, might, mightiness, mistreatment, molestation, mordacity, mordancy, murderousness, nervousness, outrage, passion, perturbability, physical force, poignancy, point, power, pressure, prickliness, rage, rigor, roughness, ruthlessness, sadism, sadistic cruelty, sanguineousness, savagery, sensitivity, severity, sharpness, skittishness, startlishness, sting, strength, stridency, stringency, strong-arm tactics, tartness, tearing passion, teeth, tempestuousness, the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies, the big stick, the bludgeon, the club, the jackboot, the mailed fist, the strong arm, the sword, touchiness, towering rage, trenchancy, truculence, twist, uproar, vandalism, vehemence, viciousness, vigor, violation, virulence, wanton cruelty, warp, wildness
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