Infraction meaning

ĭn-frăkshən
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A breaking of a law, pact, etc.; violation; infringement.
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A violation; breach.
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The definition of an infraction is a violation of the law that is less serious than a misdemeanor, or is a violation of rules you are supposed to follow.

An example of an infraction is when you are speeding and given a traffic ticket.

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(ice hockey) A major violation of rules which leads to a penalty, if detected by the referee.
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The act or an instance of infringing, as of a law or rule; a violation.
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Origin of infraction

  • From Middle French infraction, from Latin infractio, from infractum, past participle of infringere, from in (“in”) + frangere (“to break”).

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