These nouns denote an act or instance of breaking a law or regulation or failing to fulfill a duty, obligation, or promise. Breach and infraction are the least specific: Revealing the secret would be a breach of trust. Infractions of the rules will not be tolerated. A violation is committed willfully and with complete lack of regard for legal, moral, or ethical considerations: In violation of her contract, she failed to appear.Transgression most often applies to divine or moral law: “The children shall not be punished for the father's transgression” (Daniel Defoe). Trespass implies willful intrusion on another's rights, possessions, or person: “In the limited and confined sense [trespass] signifies no more than an entry on another man's ground without a lawful authority” (William Blackstone). Infringement is most frequently used to denote encroachment on another's rights: “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom” (William Pitt the Younger).
I mean, I might be able to seal the breach I made, if it doesn't get bigger and I can borrow Damian's power.
"We have a security breach," the general said, his voice unsteady.
Unyielding, even with his attempts to breach her mind and influence her.
By insisting on the superiority of the Magyars to the Slavonic inhabitants of Hungary, by his violent attacks on Austria (he already discussed the possibility of a breach with Austria), he raised the national pride to a dangerous pitch.
Himself a stalwart weaver, he was opposed to physical force movements and did all he could to restrain the violent resistance to trade oppression which was so common; yet through attending and speaking at the meeting (1819) at Peterloo, Manchester, which was intended to be a peaceful gathering to petition for Parliamentary reform and a repeal of the Corn Law but ended in a massacre, he was arrested for a breach of the law, convicted and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment.