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Pronunciation:  in'frakshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a crime less serious than a felony

INFRACTION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: infringement, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, offence, offense, violation
 See Also: bearing false witness, breach of the peace, crime, disorderly behavior, disorderly conduct, disturbance of the peace, false pretence, false pretense, indecent exposure, law-breaking, lying under oath, perjury, public nudity, sedition



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A violation of law not punishable by imprisonment. Minor traffic offenses generally are considered infractions.
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 Related Terms: aberrance, aberrancy, abnormality, bad faith, breach, breach of contract, breach of faith, breach of law, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of trust, breaking, civil disobedience, contravention, crime, criminality, delinquency, deviance, deviancy, disobedience, encroachment, error, faux pas, frowardness, illegality, improperness, impropriety, inappropriateness, incorrectness, incursion, indecorousness, indecorum, indiscipline, indocility, infringement, inroad, insubordination, intractability, intrusion, lapse, lawbreaking, lawlessness, naughtiness, noncompliance, nonconformity, noncooperation, nonobedience, offense, overstepping, passive resistance, recusancy, sin, sinfulness, slip, transgression, trespass, trespassing, uncooperativeness, unduteousness, undutifulness, unfitness, unfittingness, unlawfulness, unrighteousness, unseemliness, unsubmissiveness, unsuitability, usurpation, violation, violation of law, waywardness, wickedness, willful disobedience, wrong, wrongfulness, wrongness