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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She was devastated he could offend against her and her daughter in such a way.
Moreover, it is my candid opinion that since those who authored the documents are available and are still in their official employment, admitting this document would offend against the hearsay rules in sections 116, 126 and 118 of the evidence act 1975.
'Not only does [fake news] offend against the orientation of the human intellect to the truth.
"'Outlast 2' [does] depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified," the Classification Board said, as per ( Digital Spy.
While on bail, he went on to offend against the 14-year-old girl.
KUWAIT, Feb 29 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah emphasized Kuwait's "absolute refusal" of any offend against Saudi Arabia from "whoever it was." This remark was made by Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, on Monday, during a joint press conference with visiting Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.
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."
Oh, and if people who offend against the Left are themselves offended by the Left, that doesn't count.
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.
CYPRUS is not a hub for money laundering and eurozone peers should decide quickly on the island's bailout bid, Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly told a German newspaper on Sunday."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.