Definition of infringement :
1. An encroachment on a patent, copyright, or other special privilege; a trespass.
2. The act of infringing; breach; violation; nonfulfillment; as, the infringement of a treaty, compact, law, or constitution.
irreverence, aggression, onslaught, contravention, offence, misdemeanour, encroachment, usurpation, right, attack, assault, onset, entrenchment, invasion, impingement, ravishment, enter, obtrusion, incursion, intrusion, rape, trespass
crime (part of speech: noun)
noncompliance (part of speech: noun)
- To do so would be felt by every member of experience to be an infringement on the prerogative of his sovereign; and it may be added that a contrary practice would certainly open the door to intrigue, or, what would be equally bad, a suspicion of intrigue, and would thus inevitably diminish the weight which even the Opposition desire to see a Prime- minister possess both in Parliament and in the country. - "The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860", Charles Duke Yonge.
- Nothing angered him more than infringement of these rules. - "Edgar Saltus: The Man", Marie Saltus.
- To insure our citizens against the infringement of their legal rights at home and abroad, to preserve order, liberty, and peace by making the law supreme, we have an Army and a Navy. - "State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge", Calvin Coolidge.