Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of infringing, as of a law or rule; a violation. synonym: breach.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of infracting or breaking; a breakage or fracture.
  • noun Breach; violation; infringement: as, an infraction of a treaty, compact, or law.
  • noun An incomplete (greenstiek) fracture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of infracting or breaking; breach; violation; nonobservance; infringement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law A minor offence, petty crime
  • noun a violation; breach
  • noun ice hockey A major violation of rules which leads to a penalty, if detected by the referee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a crime less serious than a felony

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin infractio, from infractum, past participle of infringere, from in ("in") + frangere ("to break").

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  • Among the possible infractions were failure to report at meetings

    September 14, 2010