1. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a crime less serious than a felony
Synonyms: misdemeanor offense offence infraction infringement misdemeanour
Related terms: crime perjury disorderly_conduct sedition false_pretence indecent_exposure conflict
2. [ noun ] entry to another's property without right or permission
Synonyms: encroachment intrusion usurpation trespass
Related terms: wrongdoing inroad trespass encroach
3. [ noun ] an act that disregards an agreement or a right
Synonyms: infringement

"he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"

Related terms: wrongdoing copyright_infringement foul patent_infringement conflict
4. [ noun ] a disrespectful act
Synonyms: irreverence
Related terms: evil profanation desecrate
5. [ noun ] (law,criminal law,sexuality) the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
Synonyms: assault ravishment sexual_assault sexual_abuse rape
Related terms: crime sex_crime date_rape statutory_rape rape