On Aviation StackExchange, I've seen these:
It seems in all of these cases "violated" is being used where I would have used "found in violation of regulation".
This doesn't match my understanding of the definition of the word "violate", which means to break a rule or law, or to abuse or harm or sexually victimize.
Is there some idiomatic definition of this word that comes from FAA regulations or US Code or tradition or somewhere else?
Is there a name for this... inversion (?) of subject/object?