Part of speech: noun

The act of breaking or infringing.

Part of speech: noun

A fracture.

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Usage examples "infraction":

  1. A momentary tenderness for the English general, Lionel, which leads her to spare his life, presents itself to her conscience as an infraction of the divine command. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.
  2. In consequence of the part taken by certain citizens of the United States in this expedition, our representatives in those countries have been instructed to impress upon the Governments of China and Japan the firm intention of this country to maintain strict neutrality in the event of hostilities, and to carefully prevent any infraction of law on the part of our citizens. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. It shall be the duty of the Council, in accordance with the provisions of Article 11, to take under consideration any complaint as to infraction of the above undertakings which is made to it by one or more of the parties to the dispute. - "The Geneva Protocol", David Hunter Miller.