a violation or breach, as of a law
, date=September 18
, author=Ben Dirs
, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia
, work=BBC Sport
, 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
, date=February 27
, author=Kira Cochrane
, title=How could it happen again?
, work=The Guardian
, 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.
The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
* (Sir Walter Raleigh)
The act of oppressing, or the state of being oppressed.
- 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
A feeling of being oppressed.
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.}}