- to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress: to infringe a copyright; to infringe a rule.
- to encroach or trespass (usually followed by on or upon): Don't infringe on his privacy.
Origin of infringe
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1. break, disobey. 2. poach. See trespass.
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Examples from the Web for uninfringed
Friendship did not bar independence, absolute and uninfringed.Double Harness
- (tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
- (intr; foll by on or upon) to encroach or trespass
C16: from Latin infringere to break off, from frangere to break
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Word Origin and History for uninfringed
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