- breach; violation; infringement: an infraction of the rules.
- Medicine/Medical. an incomplete fracture of a bone.
Origin of infraction
Related Words for infractioninfringement, lapse, error, crime, transgression, offense, breach, sin, trespass, breaking, contravention, slip
Examples from the Web for infraction
Contemporary Examples of infraction
Also, a “significant misdemeanor” or other infraction could disrupt their stay.Despite Obama’s Order, Deportation Looms for an Immigrant Dreamer
June 23, 2012
Any infraction of the rules could bring demotion or reassignment to another city, which proved tough on families and very costly.J. Edgar Hoover Unmasked
November 7, 2011
Historical Examples of infraction
Medical men are authorised to consent to its infraction by their patients.Roman Catholicism in Spain
The first infraction of our agreement was on the main-lower-topsail.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
He had entered by the kitchen door—there were the marks of infraction.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol
William J. Locke
Nor is there one infraction of law that is not followed by pain.A Man's Value to Society
Newell Dwight Hillis
Most of them are the penalties imposed by nature because of the infraction of her laws.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
Word Origin and History for infraction
mid-15c., "the breaking of an agreement," from Middle French infraction and directly from Latin infractionem (nominative infractio) "a breaking, weakening," noun of action from past participle stem of infringere (see infringe).
- A bone fracture, especially one without displacement.