Definition of infraction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈfrækʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfrækʃn//
[countable, uncountable] (formal)
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an act of breaking a rule or law synonym infringement minor infractions of EU regulations Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin infractio(n-), from the verb infringere, from in- ‘into’ + frangere ‘to break’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: infraction