infringement

[in-frinj-muhnt]
noun
1.
a breach or infraction, as of a law, right, or obligation; violation; transgression.
2.
an act of infringing.

Origin:
1585–95; infringe + -ment

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infringe (ɪnˈfrɪndʒ)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
2.  (intr; foll by on or upon) to encroach or trespass
 
[C16: from Latin infringere to break off, from frangere to break]
 
in'fringement
 
n
 
in'fringer
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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