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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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It is also shown that it is likely to work if sanctioners tend to be more senior than infractors and if they are powerful.
A 'lateral control culture' might also be at work, understood as a set of learned choices (Swid ler 1986) that enable well socialized partners, at this early stage, to match sanctioners and infractors in a way consistent with the 'rule of the collegium'.
Members are interested in getting the infractor going again to the degree that they are dependent on resources controlled by the infractor.
It can be argued that it is also more likely to happen if the cost of interaction is also lowered by easy access to the infractor.
Since partners are also interested in sanctioning what is likely to work, we can predict that the relative seniority level of sanctioner and infractor is an important variable.
Hypothesis 4: The more personal ties members have with an infractor, the more likely they are to choose as sanctioners other members with whom they are also personally close.
I can thus assess the dependence of the choices of sanctioners on the existence of interdependencies between respondent and sanctioner, or between respondent and infractor.