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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The assembly staff were blamed for the continual occurrences of these infractions, which, to him, does not speak well of the Local Government Service.
Enikuomehin said the supervisory body, the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) was informed about the atrocities of Moyinjesu and he was summoned but failed to provide an explanation for these infractions saying 'the facts are obvious and the Council asked him to put it to paper'
En effet, les services de la Surete nationale ont enregistre et redige, durant la periode allant du 15 mai au 16 aout de cette annee, 471.367 infractions au code de la route et de roulage, dans l'ensemble des villes du Royaume.
But while Oregon was ruled a "repeat violator" of NCAA rules for having two major infractions cases within a five-year period, all that seems to have resulted from that was an extra year of probation - three, rather than the Ducks' suggestion of two - handed down as part of Wednesday's penalties.
Its main objective is to allow victims to obtain fair compensation once the infraction has been identified and punished.
Initially the establishments were fined between SR8,000 and SR10,000, but they failed to rectify their infractions and were subsequently shut down indefinitely.
Il a affirme que "la Finul et l' armee libanaise se sont deployees dimanche pour empE[logical not]cher toute violation de la ligne technique", assurant que "les infractions de cette ligne ne sont pas prises Ea la legE re par les casques bleus qui ne manquent pas de les signaler au Conseil de securite quand elles ont lieu".
Examples of prisoner infractions generally fall into one of four categories: minor, low-moderate, high-moderate and major.
Subdivision (g) is amended to allow training on boating infractions to be included in the curriculum for hearing officers.
CUTLINE: (1) Lisa Kowaleski of Grafton, left, Nancy Fournier of Holden and Lisa's son, Alexander, 2, listen to the band Infractions during the first of eight Concerts on the Grafton Common recently.
Disciplinary infractions can be costly to a correctional program, its clients and the staff.