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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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Moreover, in cases where an infraction (by a cartel, for example) has led to an increase in prices, legal proceedings for compensation can be launched not only against companies that are directly involved, but all along the distribution or supply chain.
The covers of the Interviu magazine which are frequently presented in gossip shows are considered a type-C infraction, and considered B only in exceptional cases.
Traffic hearing officers shall have the power to accept pleas from defendants, hear and rule upon motions, decide whether a defendant has committed an infraction, and adjudicate or withhold adjudication in the same manner as a county court judge with regard to all traffic and boating noncriminal violations.
Continuances can be issued to allow extra time for a number of reasons, including when investigation and hearing schedules conflict with residents' schedules; paperwork for the incident report or investigation is missing; or there is not enough staff available to investigate an infraction during the shift.
There are actually three levels of infractions with applicable sanctions for each, and practitioners that have been denied participation in the IRS e-file program have the right to an administrative review and may submit further consideration to the Office of Appeals, as appropriate.
As a result, every time he is about to move up to a higher level, he engages in an infraction, ensuring he remains on Level 1.
Standardized Infraction Resolution: The compliance program will use established criteria and standards to determine whether an infraction will result in further investigation, a letter of guidance, or a written warning.
An infraction occurs when a player violates the rules, whereas a penalty occurs when the referee thinks that a player has violated the rules.
This imposition of two penalties, one against the contractor and one against the owner, for the same infraction, is now being challenged in the New York State Supreme Court.
The authors of the LCI study report noted that, "There was no difference between the religious and nonreligious groups in the likelihood of having an infraction.
Ces infractions concernent entre autres la vente de produits impropres a la consommation, le defaut d'immatriculation au registre du commerce et le non-respect des conditions et des regles d'hygiene, a precise la meme source, detaillant que cette infraction represente un taux de 46,1 % des transgressions relevees.