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[in-frakt] /ɪnˈfrækt/
verb (used with object)
to break, violate, or infringe (a law, commitment, etc.).
Origin of infract
1790-1800; < Latin infrāctus past participle of infringere to break, bend, weaken (see infringe), equivalent to in- in-2 + frag- (variant stem of frangere to break; see frangible) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
infractor, noun
uninfracted, adjective Unabridged
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  • There was a retributive justice for all those who infracted the rules of the game.

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The infracted ends occasionally may be seen held insecurely by a delicate band of periosteum.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
British Dictionary definitions for infracted


(transitive) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
Derived Forms
infraction, noun
infractor, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin infractus broken off, from infringere; see infringe
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