- a breach or infraction, as of a law, right, or obligation; violation; transgression.
- an act of infringing.
Origin of infringement
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Examples from the Web for infringement
And Thomas Pink defeats Victoria's Secret in infringement lawsuit.Is This the End of CR Fashion Book?; Armani Names New Protégé
The Fashion Beast Team
August 1, 2014
In 1989, the National Treasury Employees Union challenged that law, arguing it was an infringement of the Fourth Amendment.Are We Addicted to Drug Testing?
May 27, 2014
We will not hesitate to launch an infringement procedure to make sure EU standards and obligations are fully respected.Italian Migrants Sew Mouths Shut In Protest
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 4, 2014
A lot has been said about the 'onerous' infringement of liberty that takes place when people are forced to purchase insurance.We're Still Stuck With Predatory Insurance Companies
March 28, 2012
He could not resist the infringement of this rule, however, and continued his experiments.Heroes of the Telegraph
Newbold sued Peacock for infringement and recovered damages.The Age of Invention
The least infringement of the factory rules was punished to the limit by a system of fines.The Forbidden Trail
It would be an infringement of the sacredness of his expiatory vow.Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
This infringement of the rules drove the Vicar to exasperation.The Third Miss Symons
Flora Macdonald Mayor
Word Origin and History for infringement
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper