Definitions for infringeɪnˈfrɪndʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•fringe*ɪnˈfrɪndʒ(v.)-fringed, -fring•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress:

    to infringe a copyright.

    Category: Law

  2. (v.i.)to encroach or trespass (usu. fol. by on or upon):

    to infringe on someone's privacy.

    Category: Law

* Syn: See trespass.

Origin of infringe:

1525–35; < L infringere to break, weaken =in-in-2+frangere to break


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

Anagrams of infringe

  1. refining

Translations for infringe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to break (a law etc) or interfere with (a person's freedom or rights).

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