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infract

[in-frakt] /ɪnˈfrækt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to break, violate, or infringe (a law, commitment, etc.).
Origin
1790-1800
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 forms
infractor, noun
uninfracted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for infract

infract

/ɪnˈfrækt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
Derived Forms
infraction, noun
infractor, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin infractus broken off, from infringere; see infringe
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