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tr.v. in·fract·ed, in·fract·ing, in·fracts
To infringe; violate.
[Latin īnfringere, īnfrāct-, to destroy; see infringe.]
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(tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
[C18: from Latin infractus broken off, from infringere; see infringe]
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to break or violate (a law, commitment, etc.); infringe.
[1790–1800; < Latin infrāctus, past participle of infringere to break, bend, weaken (see infringe)]
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Past participle: infracted
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|Verb||1.||infract - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"|
disrespect - show a lack of respect for
blunder, drop the ball, goof, sin - commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview"
contravene, infringe, run afoul, conflict - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
trespass - break the law
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