infringe definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To transgress or exceed the restrictions of; violate: infringe a contract; infringe a patent.
    • Obsolete To conquer; invalidate.
    • to-break; to break; to transgress; to fail to satisfy or obey.
    • To impede; to destroy
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To encroach on some one or something; engage in trespassing: an elevated workload that infringed on their individual life.
    • To break, violate, or transgress some contract, guideline, or legislation; to injure; to offend.
    • To encroach; to trespass; -- followed by on or upon.
  • verb:
    • Break or break a treaty, a law, a right an such like.
    • Break in or encroach on anything.
    • go against, as of rules and regulations
    • advance beyond the typical limitation
  • others:
    • To devote a breach or infraction of; act contrary to, as a law, right, or responsibility; transgress, either by action or by neglect; violate; break.
    • To annul or impede.
    • To encroach; trespass; intrude: followed closely by on or upon: as, to infringe upon your liberties.
    • Synonyms Encroach upon, Trench upon, etc. See trespass, v. we.

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