VI'OLENCE, n. [L. violentia.]1. Physical force; strength of action or motion; as the violence of a storm; the violence of a blow or of a conflict.2. Moral force; vehemence. The critic attacked the work with violence.3. Outrage; unjust force; crimes of all kinds.The earth was filled with violence. Gen. 6.4. Eagerness; vehemence.You ask with violence.5. Injury; infringement. Offer no violence to the laws, or to the rules of civility.6. Injury; hurt.Do violence to no man. Luke 3.7. Ravishment; rape.To do violence to or on, to attack; to murder.But, as it seems, did violence on herself.To do violence to, to outrage; to force; to injure. He does violence to his own opinions.
VI'OLENCE, v.t. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence. [Little used.]