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Meaning of INFRINGE

Pronunciation:  in'frinj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  advance beyond the usual limit
  2. [v]  go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
 

INFRINGE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: conflict, contravene, encroach, impinge, run afoul
 
 See Also: advance, breach, break, go against, go on, infract, march on, move on, offend, pass on, progress, transgress, violate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*fringe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infringed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Infringing}.] [L. infringere; pref. in- in + frangere
    to break. See {Fraction}, and cf. {Infract} .]
    1. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill
       or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract.
    
             If the first that did the edict infringe, Had
             answered for his deed.                --Shak.
    
             The peace . . . was infringed by Appius Claudius.
                                                   --Golding.
    
    2. To hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to
       infringe delight or power. [Obs.] --Hooker.
    
    
  2. \In*fringe"\, v. i.
    1. To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or
       law; to injure; to offend.
    
    2. To encroach; to trespass; -- followed by on or upon; as,
       to infringe upon the rights of another.
    
    
 
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