infract

[ 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 formsin·frac·tor, nounun·in·fract·ed, adjective
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infract

/ (ɪnˈfrækt) /

verb

(tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)

Derived Formsinfraction, nouninfractor, noun

Word Origin for infract

C18: from Latin infractus broken off, from infringere; see infringe
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