Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To infringe; violate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To infringe, violate or disobey (a rule)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not broken or fractured; unharmed; whole.
  • transitive v. To break; to infringe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To break off; violate; interrupt.
  • Unbroken; sound; whole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

Etymologies

Latin īnfringere, īnfrāct-, to destroy; see infringe.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • What pleased him to no end was his right to punish anyone daring to infract upon the rules.

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  • Chef Brown did not infract against this principle.

    New England's November Delicacy

  • Pupasse's doom seemed scarcely lightened; there was still a whole criminal code of conduct to infract.

    Balcony Stories

  • Others were made by hitching suffixes to nouns, or by groping for roots, e. g., to deputize, to locate, to legislate, to infract, to compromit and to happify.

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  • "But he will never venture to infract the neutrality of the waters surely," rejoined I, "within sight of the squadron too?"

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • Those who ate mostly Mediterranean foods were found to have thirty six percent fewer areas of brain damage from cerebral infract compared to individuals who followed the diet less strictly.

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  • It's about permission - I (mods) can only infract - admins can do more - they have a slightly darker red to their names.

    Ubuntu Forums

  • Postoperative cardiologic examination revealed an acute myocardium infract.

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  • This fact, though, is also indisputable: At the time he was pulled over that night, Scott was suffering from multiple strokes-technically an acute left thalamic infract, as well as a tiny left cerebellar hemispheric acute infarct-that rendered him unable to drive safely, confused to the point of incomprehensibility.

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  • You should infract resign from office if you are going to back one of a known liar as for AIG brouhaha, and the bounces.

    CNN Political Ticker

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