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Pronunciation:  in'frinjmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a crime less serious than a felony
  2. [n]  an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"

INFRINGEMENT is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: infraction, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, offence, offense, violation
 See Also: actus reus, bearing false witness, breach of the peace, copyright infringement, crime, disorderly behavior, disorderly conduct, disturbance of the peace, false pretence, false pretense, foul, indecent exposure, infringement of copyright, law-breaking, lying under oath, misconduct, patent infringement, perjury, public nudity, sedition, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*fringe"ment\, n.
1. The act of infringing; breach; violation; nonfulfillment;
   as, the infringement of a treaty, compact, law, or

         The punishing of this infringement is proper to that
         jurisdiction against which the contempt is.

2. An encroachment on a patent, copyright, or other special
   privilege; a trespass.

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