Infringement vs Oppression - What's the difference?

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Infringement is a related term of oppression.


As nouns the difference between infringement and oppression

is that infringement is a violation or breach, as of a law while oppression is the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.

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. }}

    oppression

    English

    Noun

  • The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
  • * (Sir Walter Raleigh)
  • Oh, by what plots, by what forswearings, betrayings, oppressions , imprisonments, tortures, poisonings, and under what reasons of state and politic subtilty, have these forenamed kings
  • The act of oppressing, or the state of being oppressed.
  • A feeling of being oppressed.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=[…] St.?Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.}}