Etymology
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infringement (n.)

"a break or breach" (of a contract, right, etc.), from infringe + -ment. Earlier in a now-obsolete sense of "contradiction" (1590s).

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Definitions of infringement

infringement (n.)
an act that disregards an agreement or a right;
Synonyms: violation
infringement (n.)
a crime less serious than a felony;
Synonyms: misdemeanor / misdemeanour / infraction / violation
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