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(past & past part. infracted; pres. part. infracting)
Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.  Synonyms: breach, break, go against, offend, transgress, violate.  "Violate the basic laws or human civilization" , "Break a law" , "Break a promise"

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"Infract" Quotes from Famous Books

... discovery of Tutuila, when the really decent women of Samoa prostituted themselves in public to the French; and bear in mind how it was the custom of the adventurers, and we may almost say the business of the missionaries, to deride and infract even the most salutary tapus. Here we see every engine of dissolution directed at once against a virtue never and nowhere very strong or popular; and the result, even in the most degraded islands, has been further degradation. Mr. ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

Words linked to "Infract" :   boob, trespass, infringe, run afoul, keep, blunder, conflict, drop the ball, disrespect, intrude, go against, goof, contravene, sin

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