What does infringe mean?

Definitions for infringeɪnˈfrɪndʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene(verb)

    go against, as of rules and laws

    "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

  2. encroach, infringe, impinge(verb)

    advance beyond the usual limit


  1. infringe(Verb)

    Break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc.

  2. infringe(Verb)

    Break in or encroach on something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infringe(verb)

    to break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract

  2. Infringe(verb)

    to hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to infringe delight or power

  3. Infringe(verb)

    to break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend

  4. Infringe(verb)

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

  5. Origin: [L. infringere; pref. in- in + frangere to break. See Fraction, and cf. Infract .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infringe

    in-frinj′, v.t. to violate, esp. law: to neglect to obey.—n. Infringe′ment, breach: violation: non-fulfilment. [L. infringĕrein, in, frangĕre.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infringe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infringe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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