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English noun: infringement

1. infringement (act) an act that disregards an agreement or a right


SamplesHe claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment.


Synonymsviolation


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Narrower (hyponym)copyright infringement, foul, infringement of copyright, patent infringement

2. infringement (act) a crime less serious than a felony


Synonymsinfraction, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation


Broader (hypernym)crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense


Narrower (hyponym)bearing false witness, breach of the peace, disorderly behavior, disorderly conduct, disturbance of the peace, false pretence, false pretense, indecent exposure, lying under oath, perjury, public nudity, sedition









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