Definition of infringe :
1. To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend.
2. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract.
3. To encroach; to trespass; - followed by on or upon; as, to infringe upon the rights of another.
4. To hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to infringe delight or power.
encroach (part of speech: verb)
wrong (part of speech: verb)
- All its rights are fully secured, and proceedings will immediately be taken against any one attempting to infringe them. - "The Return of Peter Grimm", David Belasco Edited by Montrose J. Moses.
- The First President spoke very boldly against bringing the King into the House after this manner, to surprise the members and infringe upon their liberty of voting. - "The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete", Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz.
- These deal with special varieties of crime, and the penalties which they inflict on those who infringe them in no case amount to death, but are less severe in character. - "The Institutes of Justinian", Caesar Flavius Justinian.