offend against

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Related to offend against: offend against the law

w>offend against

vi +prep obj taste, common senseverstoßen gegen; Godsündigen gegen
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Proceeding with Abdul Basit's execution in the circumstances will offend against all norms of civilised justice.
In Making the hospital order, the judge said: "I am satisfied that you will continue to offend against these individuals or cast your net wider to involve those against whom you hold a grudge.
Let me be clear, if you offend against children and think you are safe behind your computer, you are wrong.
He thinks he's untouchable and will continue to offend against children.
One appeal judge, Sir John Mummery, said: "To allow a registration so lacking in specificity, clarity and precision of visual appearance would offend against the principle of certainty.
Nobody has proved so far that we offend against the rules or even support money laundering," Shiarly told Der Spiegel magazine in an interview.
Finance minister, Vassos Shiarly, said, 'Nobody has proved so far that we offend against the rules or even support money laundering.
Dear Editor, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has oft expressed his animus against homosexuals who offend against the instructions he claims to receive from his imaginary friend.
We seek to tackle those who use the internet as a vehicle to offend against children; be it grooming for sexual activity or making, possessing or distributing indecent images.
Emerald Isle flanker Ferris urged fellow countryman Alan Lewis to dish out 10-minute yellow cards if New Zealand offend against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Judge Fox QC Judge Fox told Jeffries, now of Balfour Street, Oldham: "When you were a child you began to offend against another child.
I hope Christ meant it when he said those who offend against little children can expect horrible punishment.