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(n) a breakage or violation of something, like a law, right, etc. Origin: L in-, in + frangere, to break All his life, the son did not infringe a single command given by his father. His proud father flaunted him as an ideal son to all his relatives and friends. A referee punishes the players who infringe the laws. To use an excerpt from a novel without the author's permission is an infringement of his copyright. When the police arrested the politician for making inflammatory speeches, he protested before the journalists: "My arrest shows thetotalitarian nature of this government. They are gagging me because I spoke against them. This is an infringement of my right to freedom of speech and expression."

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