Definition of Infringe

1. Verb. Go against, as of rules and laws. "This behavior conflicts with our rules"




2. Verb. Advance beyond the usual limit.
Exact synonyms: Encroach, Impinge
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Derivative terms: Encroacher, Encroachment, Encroachment, Infringement

Definition of Infringe

1. v. t. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract.

2. v. i. To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend.

Definition of Infringe

1. Verb. (transitive) Break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) Break in or encroach on something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infringe

1. to violate an oath or a law [v -FRINGED, -FRINGING, -FRINGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infringe

infraumbilical
infraversion
infravision
infrequence
infrequences
infrequencies
infrequency
infrequent
infrequently
infriction
infrictions
infrigidate
infrigidated
infrigidating
infrigidation
infringe (current term)
infringed
infringement
infringement of copyright
infringements
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infringers
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infringing
infringingly
infructescence
infructescences
infructuose
infructuous
infrugal

Literary usage of Infringe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Fowler was aware that the OED treated the intransitive infringe as standard and included ... The intransitive infringe is both common and respectable, ..."

2. The Law of Patents for Useful Inventions by William Callyhan Robinson (1890)
"Preliminary Injunction : Who may be Enjoined : Defendant Ceasing to infringe. No injunction can be granted against a defendant whose interest in the ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1902)
"The purchaser of a patented machine, in order to infringe, must make or reproduce, in substance, the whole patented invention. To prove infringement, in one ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"He was sternly forbid to pitch bis tents in a pleasant valley, lest he should infringe the distant awe that was due to the royal mansion. ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... substantially as set forth in the Wilson patent, and not infringe the patent, provided he did not cook the meat by boiling. ..."

6. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1897)
"While the court may not infringe this right of the jury to determine the weight of the evidence, it is, however, proper for it to announce to them rules ..."

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