Infringement, when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language.

In a legal context, an infringement refers to the violation of a law or a right. This includes intellectual property infringements such as:
*copyright infringement
*patent infringement
*trademark infringement
*civel building infringement

ee also

* violation
* infraction

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Infringment of contracts - to break or violate an legal and mutual understanding.

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  • infringement — n. an infringement of, on (an infringement of smb. s rights) * * * [ɪn frɪndʒmənt] on (an infringement of smb. s rights) an infringement of …   Combinatory dictionary

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