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Infract \In*fract"\ (?n-fr[hand]kt"), a. [L. infractus; pref. in- not + fractus. p. p. of frangere to break.] Not broken or fractured; unharmed; whole. [Obs.]


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.]


Etymology 1 vb. (context transitive English) To infringe, violate or disobey (a rule) Etymology 2

  1. Not broken or fractured; unharmed; whole.


v. act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law" [syn: transgress, offend, violate, go against, breach, break]

Usage examples of "infract".

If I cared to do so, I could charge you with infracting the law just for traveling from the middle of the bridge to this office.