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infringe

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Definition of infringe

Etymology

    From Latin infringere (“to break off, break, bruise, weaken, destroy”) < in (“in”) + frangere (“to break”).

Verb

infringe (third-person singular simple present infringes, present participle infringing, simple past and past participle infringed)

  1. (transitive) Break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc.
  2. (intransitive) Break in or encroach on something.

Synonyms

  • (Break or violate a treaty, a law): transgress

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