Etymology
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infraction (n.)

mid-15c., "the breaking of an agreement," from Old French infraction (13c.) and directly from Latin infractionem (nominative infractio) "a breaking, weakening," noun of action from past participle stem of infringere "to damage, break off, break, bruise," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + frangere "to break" (from PIE root *bhreg- "to break"). The verb infract (1560s) is archaic.

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Definitions of infraction

infraction (n.)
a crime less serious than a felony;
Synonyms: misdemeanor / misdemeanour / violation / infringement
From wordnet.princeton.edu