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infract

[ in-frakt ]
/ ɪnˈfrækt /
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verb (used with object)

to break, violate, or infringe (a law, commitment, etc.).

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Origin of infract

First recorded in 1790–1800; from Latin infrāctus, past participle of infringere “to break, bend, weaken,” equivalent to in- intensive prefix + frag- (variant stem of frangere “to break”) + -tus past participle suffix; akin to break. See in-2, infringe, frangible

OTHER WORDS FROM infract

in·frac·tor, nounun·in·fract·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for infract

infract
/ (ɪnˈfrækt) /

verb

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

Derived forms of infract

infraction, nouninfractor, noun

Word Origin for infract

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