A violation or infringement of a law or agreement.
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- Punishment is meted out to the offender because this is what he deserves in response to his infraction of the criminal law.
- The House bill would make it a federal misdemeanor crime, rather than merely a civil infraction, to violate immigration laws.
- I am of the view that there was no reasonable basis for detention of Mr. Stephen on an alleged infraction of the seatbelt legislation.
late Middle English: from Latin infractio(n-), from the verb infringere (see infringe).
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- Other than confiscating gear and catch there is little a group can do to punish infractors.
- Sanctioners are chosen because they are structurally close to the infractors, but often also because they are relatively more powerful.
- The type of infraction was used to classify drivers as infractors or non-infractors.