Definition of infringement in English:

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infringement

Pronunciation: /inˈfrinjmənt/

noun

1The action of breaking the terms of a law, agreement, etc.; violation: copyright infringement an infringement of the rules
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  • The dismemberment is done in visualization only, hence there is no infringement of the rule of conduct.
  • Related to the quality issue are proposals to change the damages awarded for infringement.
  • Criminal proceedings were brought in the United Kingdom for infringement of fisheries legislation.
2The action of limiting or undermining something: the infringement of the right to privacy this bill is an infringement of our civil liberties
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  • Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
  • Three families in France have won, on appeal, monetary damages for infringement of their childrens' rights not to have been born.
  • Unjustified, or even accidental infringements of the privilege erode the public's confidence in the fairness of the criminal justice system.

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Syllabification: in·fringe·ment

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