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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

Full Definition of infraction

  1. :  the act of infringing :  violation

in·fract play \in-ˈfrakt\ transitive verb

Examples of infraction

  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

  1. :  violation <an infraction of the rules>





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