infringement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n infringement a crime less serious than a felony
    • n infringement an act that disregards an agreement or a right "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Infringement An encroachment on a patent, copyright, or other special privilege; a trespass.
    • Infringement 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n infringement A breach or infraction, as of a law, right, or obligation; violation; transgression.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Infringement breach: violation: non-fulfilment
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Quotations

  • William Pitt
    William Pitt
    “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. infringĕrein, in, frangĕre.

Usage

In literature:

They have children, and young men will be expensive, and I get on very well without infringing on their little store.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
The least infringement of the factory rules was punished to the limit by a system of fines.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
There may, again, be more infringement of the moral code than is overtly noticeable.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
All that has been related hitherto were only infringements on their established charter, the edict of Nantes.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Nor is either, but the Supreme Court, the judge whether in any case the fundamental law has been infringed.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
A great deal is said, to be sure, about the rights of the South; but has any such right been infringed?
"The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V" by James Russell Lowell
The infringer of this regulation was subject to the penalties of confiscation and two years' banishment from the Indies.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
I will be no party to such base infringement of the laws of honour.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
I respect every lady's rights too much to infringe upon them.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
I will therefore remember that, if I infringe the Divine order, I can turn the sacramental cup into a vehicle of moral poison and spiritual blight.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
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In poetry:

Though the Barrister tried to appeal to its pride
And vainly proceeded to cite
A number of cases, in which making laces
Had proved an infringement of right.
"Fit The Fourth - The Hunting" by Lewis Carroll
Though the Barrister tried to appeal to its pride,
And vainly proceeded to cite
A number of cases, in which making laces
Had been proved an infringement of right.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Rosetta Stone, Google Dismiss Trademark Infringement Lawsuit.
Rosetta Stone Inc and Google Inc have agreed to dismiss a three-year old trademark infringement lawsuit between the two companies and made plans to work together to fight trademark abuse online.
The SEO/ SEM Journal was nice enough to publish an article by me today on the patent infringement lawsuit between Rates Technology Inc and Google.
Seacrets Alleges Trademark Infringement In Civil Suit.
Does the NCAA's use of former athletes' images and likenesses infringe upon their rights.
Location software maker Skyhook Wireless filed separate patent infringement and tortious interference lawsuits against rival Google, which it claimed interfered with its business agreement with Motorola.
Skyhook Sues Google for Interference, Patent Infringement.
Station management got YouTube to pull the clip, citing copyright infringement.
In space no one can hear you infringe copyright.
Apple and Samsung continue to duke it out in federal court over copyright infringement relating to products like the iPad, left, and the Galaxy Tab, right.
Samsung files motion with California court accusing Apple's iPhone 5 of patent infringement.
We will disable and/or terminate the accounts of Users who are repeat infringers.
Another Google AdWords Advertiser Defeats Trademark Infringement Lawsuit.
Satiate your inner avant-garde artist at the Infringement Festival.
NYTOnIt Twitter Feed Has a New, Non-Trademark Infringing Avatar .
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In science:

HP Receives Favorable Ruling from ITC on Inkjet Print Cartridge Patent Infringement Suit. url: http : / / www . hp . com / hpinfo / newsroom / press / 2011 / 110610a .
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
If we do have missing bands, however, although the four terms are still all equal and all positive, each will have increased! The Bel l test wil l be infringed.
The "Chaotic Ball" model,local realism and the Bell test loopholes
If the world in fact obeys local realism, they should not, therefore, infringe any Bell inequality.
Homodyne detection and parametric down-conversion: a classical approach applied to proposed "loophole-free" Bell tests
If the world in fact obeys local realism, they should not, therefore, infringe any Bell inequality.
Homodyne detection and optical parametric amplification: a classical approach applied to proposed "loophole-free" Bell tests
The current article discusses a classical model that should be able, once all relevant details are known, to explain the results, accounting not only for the failure to infringe the selected Bell test but also for other failures in the detailed predictions.
Homodyne detection and optical parametric amplification: a classical approach applied to proposed "loophole-free" Bell tests
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