Noun infringement has 2 senses
  1. violation, infringement - an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
    --1 is a kind of wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reus
    --1 has particulars:
     copyright infringement, infringement of copyright; foul; patent infringement
    Derived forms: verb infringe1, verb infringe2
  2. misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, offence, offense, violation, infringement - a crime less serious than a felony
    --2 is a kind of crime, law-breaking
    --2 has particulars:
     disorderly conduct, disorderly behavior, disturbance of the peace, breach of the peace; false pretense, false pretence; indecent exposure, public nudity; perjury, bearing false witness, lying under oath; sedition
    Derived form: verb infringe1