Definition of infringement in English:


Line breaks: in¦fringe|ment
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfrɪn(d)ʒm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
  • 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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