Simple Definition of infringe
: to do something that does not obey or follow (a rule, law, etc.) ( chiefly US )
: to wrongly limit or restrict (something, such as another person's rights)
Examples of infringe
They claim that his use of the name infringes their copyright.
Her rights must not be infringed.
Origin of infringe
Medieval Latin infringere, from Latin, to break, crush, from in- + frangere to break — more at break
First Known Use: 1513
Synonym Discussion of infringe
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