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break/violate the law

Definition of break/violate the law

  1. :  to do something illegal



Word by Word Definitions

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    :  rupture

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

violateplay
  1. :  break, disregard

    :  to do harm to the person or especially the chastity of

    :  rape

  1. :  subjected to violation

  1. :  a binding custom or practice of a community :  a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

    :  the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

    :  common law

  1. :  litigate

    :  to sue or prosecute at law


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