run afoul

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: afoul - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - 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"
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Even well-thought-out programs for new technology deployments can run afoul of organizational resistance, writes Longview Technologies CFO Dave Murray in our cover story on maximizing the use of technology.
All of the county's policies were reasonable, according to the 9th Circuit, and were necessary to ensure the department did not run afoul of the separation of church and state.
His bill would, among other things, increase fines for broadcasters who run afoul of indecency rules, expand the Federal Communications Commission's regulatory authority to cover "gratuitous violence," and, most radically, subject "basic" and "enhanced basic" cable and satellite programming to the same content rules broadcasters must follow.
Some companies have run afoul of native bands by conducting grassroots exploration in places considered sacred or part of Aboriginal traditional lands.
The new practice privilege will provide the CBA with increased opportunity to protect California consumers by letting them know who is practicing in California and provide them with an expedited method of bringing discipline against out-of-state CPAs who may run afoul of the law.
This is in addition to forced abortions and sterilization of women who run afoul the regime's birth-control edicts; torturing of prisoners; and more than a quarter million (China's number) who are being abused in "reeducation-through-labor" camps.
Aggressive tax incentive schemes often run afoul of this limitation.
In Reich, LaBruce's latest offering, plans run afoul for a group of wannabe terrorists when they find that their kidnapping victim has been disowned by his wealthy father for his homosexuality.