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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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  • infringement may be by indirect as well as by direct copying.

    Copyright: Its History and Its Law Richard Rogers Bowker
  • The least infringement of the factory rules was punished to the limit by a system of fines.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • If you committed this infringement of the rules at any time other than last evening you may sit down.

    Witch Winnie Elizabeth W. Champney
  • It would be an infringement of the sacredness of his expiatory vow.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • McLane had urged our government to give none, and in particular to avoid all infringement upon the rights of neutrals.

  • This is distinctly an infringement of the rights of the fisherfolk of Fitu-Iva.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
Word Origin and History for infringement

1590s, from infringe + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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