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infraction

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noun in·frac·tion \in-ˈfrak-shən\

Simple Definition of infraction

  • : an act that breaks a rule or law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of infraction

  1. :  the act of infringing :  violation

infract play \in-ˈfrakt\ transitive verb

Examples of infraction in a sentence

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



Origin of infraction

Middle English, from Medieval Latin infraction-, infractio, from Latin, subduing, from infringere to break — more at infringe


First Known Use: 15th century


INFRACTION Defined for Kids

infraction

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noun in·frac·tion \in-ˈfrak-shən\

Definition of infraction for Students

  1. :  violation <an infraction of the rules>




Law Dictionary

infraction

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noun in·frac·tion \in-ˈfrak-shən\

Legal Definition of infraction

  1. :  the act of infringing :  violation

infract \-ˈfrakt\ play transitive verb




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