Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun infringement

2 senses of infringement

Sense 1
violation, infringement -- (an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment")
       => wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reus -- (activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing")

Sense 2
misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, violation, infringement -- (a crime less serious than a felony)
       => crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking -- ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes")

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