infract

[in-frakt]
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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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Historical Examples of infracted

  • 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

infract

verb
  1. (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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