infraction

[in-frak-shuhn]
noun
1.
breach; violation; infringement: an infraction of the rules.
2.
Medicine/Medical. an incomplete fracture of a bone.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin infrāctiōn- (stem of infrāctiō). See infract, -ion

noninfraction, noun

infarction, infraction.


1. See breach.
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infraction
1461, from L. infractionem (nom. infractio) "a breaking," noun of action from infrang-, stem of infringere (see infringe).
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infraction in·frac·tion (ĭn-frāk'shən)
n.
A bone fracture, especially one without displacement.

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Example sentences
His infractions included conduct unbecoming an officer, using intemperate
  language and being drunk on duty.
Regulators round the world sometimes find it difficult holding businesses to
  account for their infractions.
Drivers are then notified of their infractions via text messages sent to their
  mobile phones.
He was arrested twice before for drinking-related infractions, and he
  threatened violence against officers on one occasion.
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