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VERB (1)

1. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises;
- Example: "offend all laws of humanity"
- Example: "violate the basic laws or human civilization"
- Example: "break a law"
- Example: "break a promise"
[syn: transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Infract \In*fract"\ ([i^]n*fr[a^]kt"), a. [L. infractus; pref. in- not + fractus. p. p. of frangere to break.] Not broken or fractured; unharmed; whole. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Infract \In*fract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Infracting.] [L. infractus, p. p. of of infringere. See Infringe.] To break; to infringe. [R.] --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

infract v 1: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise" [syn: transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break] [ant: keep, observe]