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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·fringe·ment /ɪnˈfrɪnʤmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      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]