Definition of code violation in English:

code violation

noun

  • 1An infringement of a code of regulations, code of conduct, etc.

  • 2Specifically (Tennis) an infringement of the rules governing player behaviour, repeated instances of which in a match lead to penalties of increasing severity, culminating in disqualification; (also) a warning issued to a player by the umpire that such an infringement has taken place.

Origin

Late 19th century.