Meaning of “infraction” in the English Dictionary

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"infraction" in British English

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infractionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɪnˈfræk.ʃən/ us /ɪnˈfræk.ʃən/ formal

an occasion when someone breaks a rule or law:

Any attempt to influence the judges will be seen as an infraction of the rules.

(Definition of “infraction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"infraction" in American English

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infractionnoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈfræk·ʃən/ fml

a breaking of a rule or law:

a minor infraction

(Definition of “infraction” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"infraction" in Business English

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infractionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɪnˈfrækʃən/ us formal LAW

an act of not obeying a rule or law:

The candidate had committed an infraction at a previous job.
a minor/major/serious infraction
an infraction of sth They admitted no previous wrong-doing but promised to refrain from future infractions of securities laws.
an immigration/legal/safety infraction

(Definition of “infraction” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)