noun in·frac·tion \in-ˈfrak-shən\

: an act that breaks a rule or law

Full Definition of INFRACTION

:  the act of infringing :  violation
in·fract \in-ˈfrakt\ transitive verb

Examples of INFRACTION

  1. <speeding is only a minor infraction, but vehicular homicide is a serious felony>


Middle English, from Medieval Latin infraction-, infractio, from Latin, subduing, from infringere to break — more at infringe
First Known Use: 15th century
INFRACT Defined for Kids


noun in·frac·tion \in-ˈfrak-shən\

Definition of INFRACTION for Kids

:  violation <an infraction of the rules>


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