Infringement vs Violate - What's the difference?

infringement | violate |

As a noun infringement

is a violation or breach, as of a law.

As a proper noun violate is





(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. }}




  • To break, disregard, disagree or not act according to (rules, conventions, etc.).
  • The program tried to write to privileged memory, so it was flagged with a protect violate error.
    Accessing unauthorized files violates security protocol.
  • To rape.
  • Derived terms

    * violation * violable * violative


    * comply * obey