[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM infractin·frac·tor, nounun·in·fract·ed, adjective
Words nearby infract
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (ɪnˈfrækt) /
(tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
Derived forms of infractinfraction, nouninfractor, noun
Word Origin for infract
C18: from Latin infractus broken off, from infringere; see infringe
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