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infract

[in-frakt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to break, violate, or infringe (a law, commitment, etc.).
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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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Related Words for infract

contravene, intrude, disobey, impose, trespass, encroach, offend, breach, meddle, defy, infringe, oppose, disregard, disrupt, violate, hinder, overstep, impugn, repudiate, interfere

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Historical Examples of infract

  • These feudal tenures were established in law; woe to the tenant who presumed to infract them!

    History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I

    Myers Gustavus


British Dictionary definitions for infract

infract

verb
  1. (tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
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Derived Formsinfraction, nouninfractor, noun

Word Origin for infract

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