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infraction

 [in-frak´shun]
incomplete bone fracture without displacement.
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in·frac·tion

(in-frak'shŭn),
Obsolete term for fracture; especially one without displacement.
[L. infractio, a breaking, fr. infringere, to break]
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in·frac·tion

(in-frak'shŭn)
A fracture; especially one without displacement.
[L. infractio, a breaking, fr. infringere, to break]
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He is not perceived as potentially offensive to infractors, rather as bringing some formality to the meeting without creating an antagonistic situation.
The clique-like structure identified above has advantages for some members in terms of helping sanctioners get access to infractors, or in fending off interference from partners less dependent on the infractor.
A 'lateral control culture' might also be at work, understood as a set of learned choices (Swid ler 1986) that enable well socialized partners, at this early stage, to match sanctioners and infractors in a way consistent with the 'rule of the collegium'.
Following the individual's preferences for sanctioners leads to lowering sanctioning costs because if there is an interest in getting the infractor going again, then members are sensitive to the efficiency of the sanction.
Members are interested in getting the infractor going again to the degree that they are dependent on resources controlled by the infractor.
It can be argued that it is also more likely to happen if the cost of interaction is also lowered by easy access to the infractor. We can therefore also predict:
Since partners are also interested in sanctioning what is likely to work, we can predict that the relative seniority level of sanctioner and infractor is an important variable.