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INFRINGEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infringement mean? 

INFRINGEMENT (noun)
  The noun INFRINGEMENT has 2 senses:

1. an act that disregards an agreement or a right
2. a crime less serious than a felony

  Familiarity information: INFRINGEMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFRINGEMENT (noun)


Sense 1infringement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act that disregards an agreement or a right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

infringement; violation

Context example:

he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment

Hypernyms ("infringement" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "infringement"):

copyright infringement; infringement of copyright (a violation of the rights secured by a copyright)

foul (an act that violates of the rules of a sport)

patent infringement (violation of the rights secured by a patent)


Sense 2infringement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crime less serious than a felony

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

infraction; misdemeanor; misdemeanour; violation; infringement; offense; offence

Hypernyms ("infringement" is a kind of...):

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "infringement"):

breach of the peace; disorderly behavior; disorderly conduct; disturbance of the peace (any act of molesting or interrupting or hindering or disquieting or agitating or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled)

false pretence; false pretense ((law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation)

indecent exposure; public nudity (vulgar and offensive nakedness in a public place)

bearing false witness; lying under oath; perjury (criminal offense of making false statements under oath)

sedition (an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government)


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