Definition of infringe
From Latin infringere (“to break off, break, bruise, weaken, destroy”) < in (“in”) + frangere (“to break”).
infringe (third-person singular simple present infringes, present participle infringing, simple past and past participle infringed)
- (transitive) Break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc.
- (intransitive) Break in or encroach on something.
- (Break or violate a treaty, a law): transgress
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