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Noun: infringement  in'frinj-munt
  1. An act that disregards an agreement or a right
    - violation
     
  2. A crime less serious than a felony
    - misdemeanor [US], misdemeanour [Brit, Cdn], infraction, violation

Derived forms: infringements

Type of: actus reus, crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], law-breaking, misconduct, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US], wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Encyclopedia: Infringement