Infra Law and Legal Definition

Infra is a Latin word meaning “below, beneath or underneath.” It is legal shorthand used to indicate that the details or citation of a case will come later on in the brief. For example if a case is cited as Mary v. State, infra, it means that the exact citation of the case, including volume and page number, will follow later in the document. Infra is also used in books, articles, and cases to refer the reader to later pages, sections, or footnotes of the text. Infra is distinguished from supra which shows that a case has already been cited “above.”