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(n) a breakage or violation of something like a law, right, etc. Origin: L in-, in + frangere, to break The principal punished the slightest infraction of discipline with great ruthlessness. An infraction of the laws of nature is called a miracle. The infraction of established custom is considered to be a social crime and is punished by the society. For example, a couple who marries in violation of the caste norms often finds it difficult to gain social acceptance. This is not so true about urban India anymore but in the hinterlands, the primacy of tradition over individuals persists.

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