follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

infringement

[in-frinj-muh nt] /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ mənt/
noun
1.
a breach or infraction, as of a law, right, or obligation; violation; transgression.
2.
an act of infringing.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; infringe + -ment
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for infringements
  • If people are against the infringements of civil rights they infringe anyway.
  • Individuals can challenge infringements of their rights to equal access, participation and communication in public facilities.
  • One solution for patent infringements may be payment of a portion of earned royalties.
  • The rule infringements were usually a missed counseling appointment or urine sample.
Word Origin and History for infringements

infringement

n.

1590s, from infringe + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for infringement

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for infringements

19
24
Scrabble Words With Friends