infraction


infraction
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.

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infraction UK US /ɪnˈfrækʃən/ noun [C or U] FORMAL LAW
an act of not obeying a rule or law: »

The candidate had committed an infraction at a previous job.

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a minor/major/serious infraction

an infraction of sth »

They admitted no previous wrong-doing but promised to refrain from future infractions of securities laws.

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an immigration/legal/safety infraction


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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 /in frak shən/ n: the act of infringing: violation in·fract / frakt/ vt Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • 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