Definition of infringement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfrɪn(d)ʒm(ə)nt/


[mass noun]
1The action of breaking the terms of a law, agreement, etc.; violation: copyright infringement [count noun]: 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.
contravention, violation, transgression, breach, breaking, non-observance, non-compliance, neglect, dereliction, failure to observe;
Law  infraction, delict
undermining, erosion, weakening, compromise;
limitation, curb, check, encroachment, disruption, disturbance
2The action of limiting or undermining something: the infringement of the right to privacy [count noun]: 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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