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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infringement  \In*fringe"ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  infringing;  breach;  violation;  nonfulfillment; 
  as  the  infringement  of  a  treaty,  compact,  law,  or 
  constitution. 
 
  The  punishing  of  this  infringement  is  proper  to  that 
  jurisdiction  against  which  the  contempt  is 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  2.  An  encroachment  on  a  patent,  copyright,  or  other  special 
  privilege;  a  trespass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infringement 
  n  1:  an  act  that  disregards  an  agreement  or  a  right  "he  claimed 
  a  violation  of  his  rights  under  the  Fifth  Amendment" 
  [syn:  {violation}] 
  2:  a  crime  less  serious  than  a  felony  [syn:  {misdemeanor},  {misdemeanour}, 
  {infraction},  {offence},  {offense},  {violation}] 




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