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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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Antoine was arrested and charged with violating the BGEPA after he was caught smuggling eagle parts into the country and then selling them.
After being held in criminal contempt for violating the terms of his pretrial release, the defendant was sentenced to 180 days in jail.
The IRS has unofficially indicated that individuals may be able to roll over individual retirement account (IRA) distributions received from the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) that were previously rolled over within the past year without violating Sec.
However, despite ruling that vouchers are consistent with church-state separation, the Ohio court nevertheless struck down the voucher program for violating a state constitutional provision barring legislative actions involving more than one subject.
WASHINGTON, July 23 (KUNA) -- A US federal grand jury has charged four Chinese nationals and a Chinese company "with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiracy to violate IEEPA and defraud the United States," Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
The violated ordinances include drinking in public, smoking ban, half-naked in public, minors violating curfew, and adults or minors involved in riots or gang wars.
"'Surrealism' is now the US' modus operandi in its foreign affairs: While itself violates UNSCR 2231and even threatens to punish those who don't wish to violate it in abiding with illegal US sanctionsit now falsely accuses Iran of violating the very SAME resolution," he said.
A total of 96,174 individuals were arrested in Metro Manila for violating city ordinances in the past two months, a police official said yesterday.
The electoral body also cancelled the membership of Kakar, who was accused of violating party policy.
ISLAMABAD -- India has a history of violating international agreements and treaties in the last 70 years and is proving to be a major hurdle in establishment of permanent peace in South Asia.
by Times News ServiceMinistry officials arrested 396 workers on the charge of absconding from work, and 471 workers were deported for violating labour laws and ministerial decisions.
Muscat, Oct 28 (ONA) The weekly report of the joint inspection team at the Ministry of Manpower pointed out that the number of workers violating the Labour Law during the period from October 20th to 26th stood at (292) including (219) commercial workers (42) farm workers and (31) housemaids and their equivalents.