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infringement (plural infringements)

  1. a violation or breach, as of a law
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, BBC Sport:
      Georgia, ranked 16th in the world, dominated the breakdown before half-time and forced England into a host of infringements, but fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili missed three penalties.
  2. an encroachment on a right, a person, a territory, or a property
    • 2008 February 27, Kira Cochrane, “How could it happen again?”, The Guardian:
      As soon as it was suggested that it was considering the Swedish model – in which men are criminalised for buying sex, but the women working in prostitution are decriminalised – a slew of prominent male columnists started arguing against this infringement on a man's right to purchase a woman's body.

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