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Definition of "infringement" []

  • A violation, as of a law, regulation, or agreement; a breach. (noun)
  • An encroachment, as of a right or privilege. See Synonyms at breach. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "infringement" in a sentence
  • "On whether infringement is the same as theft: "When you illegally download music, it's no different than walking into a music store and shoplifting.""
  • "What we're hearing a lot of today at the moment and at least late last night, as well, the Iraqi officials highlighting the number of a what they call infringement of flight air space."
  • "This body was set up in November last year to resist what it called the infringement of basic Afrikaner rights in contravention of the constitution."