I am currently working on a fictitious legal system and am now looking for a single word describing a breach of privacy, in the sense of a home invasion but also, if possible, indecent exposure (as in a breach of one’s own privacy).
I could (unsurprisingly) not find a legal term that fits.
It would be ideal if it were a noun so it could be placed in the following context:
The accused committed an act of _____
I am aware of the fact that a fictitious system would allow for any word, but am curious to hear you response.
Any and all suggestions would be welcome and I hope you enjoy the challenge.
Here are a few words that mean breach of privacy:
An action which offends against a law, treaty, or other ruling.
Intrusion on a person’s territory, rights, etc.
A violation or infringement of a law or agreement.
The action of breaking the terms of a law, agreement, etc.; violation.
A breach of a law or rule; an illegal act.
An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence.
And obviously violation, but it has been mentioned before. My best picks from this list are Contravention, Infringement and Infraction, because (I think, at least) are the closest in meaning to ‘breach of privacy’.
Hacking the system is an infringement of our privacy.
All definitions taken from Oxford Dictionaries.