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: to go against (as a prohibition or principle)
: fail to observe or respect [ a law] [civil rights were violated] [ due process]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.