Origin of infractionClassical Latin infractio: see infract
An example of an infraction is when you are speeding and given a traffic ticket.
From Middle French infraction, from Latin infractio, from infractum, past participle of infringere, from in (“in”) + frangere (“to break”).
- You should be wary of downloading music that you do not own, as this is a civil infraction for which people have been sued in open court.
- Most companies may forgive a minor infraction or two, but others impose hefty fines for any claim.
- DeOrio. "Freiberg Infraction." eMedicine.com, April 21, 2004.
- Norway: In terms of world cell phone usage laws, Norway has some very heavy fines as well, charging over $600 per infraction.
- Immediately the powers protested against this infraction of the law of liquidation, and the Caisse applied for a writ to the Mixed Tribunals.