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Violation or infringement; breach of a statute, contract, or obligation.

The term infraction is frequently used in reference to the violation of a particular statute for which the penalty is minor, such as a parking infraction.


noun breach, breach of faith, breach of law, breach of orders, breach of privilege, breach of prommse, breach of the peace, breach of trust, breaking, crime, default, defiance, defiance of orders, encroachment, evasion of duty, failure, failure of duty, infringement, inobservance, nonobservance, nonobservance of rules, offense, omission, overstepping, refusal to obey, transgression, trespass, violation, violation of law, violation of orrers, wrong
Associated concepts: infraction of rules, infraction of the law, traffic infraction
See also: bad faith, breach, delinquency, disregard, encroachment, illegality, infringement, invasion, misconduct, misdeed, offense, omission, perversion, sedition, transgression, violation, wrong

INFRACTION. The breach of a law or agreement; the violation of a compact. In the French law this is the generic expression to designate all actions which are punishable by the code of France.

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As they had been duly forewarned by Bashti, the penalty for infraction of the rules he had laid down was staking out on the reef at low tide to be eaten by the fish-sharks.
An infraction of the law having less dignity than a
All must obey, or compose, the same laws that ran without infraction through the entire experience of man.
At the second infraction of it, you undertook to go for a soldier.
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Southern Methodist University's men's basketball and golf teams have been fined, placed on probation and banned from this year's postseason after an NCAA infractions committee found that athletics workers behaved unethically and committed academic fraud.
What's more, insurance departments are generally diligent about publicizing licensee infractions.
Zenith Bank paid the highest fine of N276 million for different infractions, a breakdown of the figures contained in the individual banks 2013 Annual Report showed.
Police said the driver used the bogus plates for months to dodge paying for his repeated infractions.
The organization's Committee on Infractions largely agreed with violations that the Ducks acknowledged and penalties that they self-imposed.
seront la sanction des infractions aux dispositions de la loi.