Definitions for: Infringe

[v] advance beyond the usual limit
[v] go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*fringe", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infringed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Infringing.] [L. infringere; pref. in- in + frangere
to break. See Fraction, and cf. Infract .]
1. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill
or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract.

If the first that did the edict infringe, Had
answered for his deed. --Shak.

The peace . . . was infringed by Appius Claudius.

2. To hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to
infringe delight or power. [Obs.] --Hooker.

In*fringe", v. i.
1. To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or
law; to injure; to offend.

2. To encroach; to trespass; -- followed by on or upon; as,
to infringe upon the rights of another.

Synonyms: conflict, contravene, encroach, impinge, run afoul

See Also: advance, breach, break, go against, go on, infract, march on, move on, offend, pass on, progress, transgress, violate

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