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break verb definition in Justice topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

break

 verb: Justice topic
[transitive] break something to do something that is against the law; to not keep a promise, etc. to break the law/rules/conditions to break an agreement/a contract/a promise/your word to break an appointment (= not to come to it) He was breaking the speed limit (= travelling faster than the law allows).

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