[in-frinj-muh nt]


a breach or infraction, as of a law, right, or obligation; violation; transgression.
an act of infringing.

Nearby words

  1. infraversion,
  2. infrequency,
  3. infrequent,
  4. infrigidation,
  5. infringe,
  6. infula,
  7. infulae,
  8. infundibular,
  9. infundibular stem,
  10. infundibulectomy

Origin of infringement

First recorded in 1585–95; infringe + -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for infringement



1590s, from infringe + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper