Infraction is a noun. It is used breach or violation. Infraction is usually used for a crime even less serious than felony.
It was first used in 1461 and has been derived from the Latin word infractionem.
Meanings of Infraction
1. The act of breaking or violating a law, a pledge, a contract, or an agreement.
2. A crime less serious than a felony.
Master’s Tip to Learn Infraction
Consider a situation where a football player accidently kicks someone and as a result his leg is ‘FRACtured’. This can be considered as a violation but not a crime. This can be easily used to learn the word ‘Infraction’.
Sentence examples for Infraction:
1. Speeding is only a minor infraction, but vehicular homicide is a serious felony
2. She came off as unapologetic and defiant, apologizing only belatedly foreach infraction.
3. The judge rules that his actions could be considered only a minor infraction of the rules and not a major crime.