Infringement vs Misappropriation - What's the difference?

infringement | misappropriation |


As nouns the difference between infringement and misappropriation

is that infringement is a violation or breach, as of a law while misappropriation is the wrongful, fraudulent or corrupt use of other's funds in one's care.

infringement

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a violation or breach, as of a law
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  • , year=2011 , date=September 18 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=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.}}
  • an encroachment on a right, a person, a territory, or a property
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  • , year=2008 , date=February 27 , author=Kira Cochrane , title=How could it happen again? , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=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. }}

    misappropriation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The wrongful, fraudulent or corrupt use of other's funds in one's care.
  • Synonyms

    * embezzlement