1 an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment" [syn: violation]
2 a crime less serious than a felony [syn: misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, offence, offense, violation]
Infringement, when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language.
In a legal context, an infringement refers to the violation of a law or a right. This includes intellectual property infringements such as:
infringement in Dutch: Overtreding
adoption, appropriation, arrogation, assumption, bad faith, bankruptcy, borrowed plumes, breach, breach of contract, breach of faith, breach of law, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of trust, breakage, breakdown, breaking, civil disobedience, collapse, contravention, copying, crack-up, crippling, damage, derivation, deriving, destruction, detriment, dilapidation, disablement, disobedience, disrepair, encroachment, entrance, entrenchment, frowardness, harm, hobbling, hurt, hurting, imitation, impairment, impingement, imposition, incapacitation, incursion, indiscipline, indocility, infiltration, influx, infraction, injection, injury, inroad, insinuation, insubordination, interference, interjection, interloping, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, intractability, intrusion, invasion, irruption, lawbreaking, lawlessness, loss, maiming, mayhem, mischief, mocking, mutilation, naughtiness, noncompliance, nonconformity, noncooperation, nonobedience, obtrusion, offense, overstepping, passive resistance, pasticcio, pastiche, pirating, plagiarism, plagiary, playing God, recusancy, ruination, ruinousness, sabotage, scathe, seizure, sickening, simulation, spoiling, taking, transgression, trespass, trespassing, uncooperativeness, unduteousness, undutifulness, unlawful entry, unsubmissiveness, usurpation, violation, violation of law, waywardness, weakening, willful disobedience