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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]

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  1. a violation or breach, as of a law

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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

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