infraction
in·frac·tion /in-'frak-shən/ n: the act of infringing: violation
in·fract /-'frakt/ vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

infraction
I noun breach, breach of faith, breach of law, breach of orders, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of the peace, breach of trust, breaking, contravention, crime, default, defiance, defiance of orders, disobedience, encroachment, evasion of duty, failure, failure of duty, immunitio, infringement, inobservance, noncompliance, nonobservance, nonobservance of rules, offense, omission, overstepping, refusal to obey, transgression, trespass, violatio, violation, violation of law, violation of orders, wrong associated concepts: infraction of rules, infraction of the law, traffic infraction II index bad faith, breach, delinquency (misconduct), disregard (omission), encroachment, illegality, infringement, invasion, misdeed, offense, perversion, sedition, transgression, violation, wrong

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


infraction
n.
Violation of a law, agreement, or duty.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


infraction
A minor violation of law commonly punishable by a fine — for example, a traffic or parking ticket. Compare: misdemeanor
Category: DUI / DWI
Category: DUI / DWI & Traffic Tickets
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Traffic Tickets

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


infraction
Violation or infringement; breach of a statute, contract, or obligation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


infraction
I
Violation or infringement; breach of a statute, contract, or obligation.
II A violation of law not punishable by imprisonment. Minor traffic offenses generally are considered infractions.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • infraction — [ ɛ̃fraksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1250; lat. infractio, de frangere « briser » → enfreindre 1 ♦ Violation d un engagement, d une loi, d une convention. ⇒ contravention, dérogation, faute, manquement, rupture, transgression. Infraction à une règle, au… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Infraction — as a general term means a violation of a rule or local ordinance or regulation, promise or obligation.United States lawAn Infraction in legal sense is a summary offence, or petty violation of the law less serious than a misdemeanor, and usually… …   Wikipedia

  • infraction — in‧frac‧tion [ɪnˈfrækʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] when someone breaks a rule or law: • We would like more detailed records of airlines safety infractions. • The next incident or infraction will result in dismissal. * * * infraction UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Infraction — In*frac tion, n. [L. infractio: cf. F. infraction.] The act of infracting or breaking; breach; violation; nonobservance; infringement; as, an infraction of a treaty, compact, rule, or law. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infraction — Infraction. s. f. v. Transgression, contravention. Il n a d usage qu en parlant de Traité, de Loy &c. Ils ont fait une infraction au Traité, contre le Traité. l infraction des Loix, des Privileges …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • infraction — mid 15c., the breaking of an agreement, from M.Fr. infraction and directly from L. infractionem (nom. infractio) a breaking, weakening, noun of action from pp. stem of infringere (see INFRINGE (Cf. infringe)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Infraction — Infraction, lat. deutsch, Bruch, Uebertretung; infract, eingeknickt, botan. Bezeichnung eines Blatts, Zweigs etc., der seine Richtung plötzlich ändert; infrangibel, unzerbrechlich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • infraction — *breach, violation, transgression, infringement, trespass, contravention Analogous words: *offense, sin, crime, vice, scandal: slip, lapse, faux pas, *error Antonyms: observance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • infraction — [n] violation breach, breaking, contravention, crime, error, faux pas, infringement, lapse, offense, sin, slip*, transgression, trespass; concepts 192,645 Ant. obedience …   New thesaurus

  • infraction — ► NOUN chiefly Law ▪ a violation or infringement of a law or agreement. DERIVATIVES infractor noun. ORIGIN Latin, from infringere infringe …   English terms dictionary

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