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[in-frinj-muh nt] /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ mənt/
a breach or infraction, as of a law, right, or obligation; violation; transgression.
an act of infringing.
Origin of infringement
1585-95; infringe + -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But the federal copyright law allows suits claiming copyright infringement only after works are registered.
  • Colleges need to be more vigilant about plagiarism's cousin, copyright infringement.
  • Not all of the patent infringement suits were without merit.
  • What's more, it's not the first time a tattoo artist has wanted to cash in on infringement allegations.
  • GE was found liable for infringement last week after a three-week trial.
  • He is suing the two giant enterprises for copyright infringement.
  • Some think it will still be too easy and potentially lucrative to bring lawsuits for patent infringement.
  • Essentially, this does what used to be considered impossible: enabling copyright holders to profit from copyright infringement.
  • As a result, jurors proved reluctant to condemn the doctor, despite his clear infringement of the law.
  • Species cannot be protected from evolutionary pressures, in this case, humans infringement into their territory.
Word Origin and History for infringement

1590s, from infringe + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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