verb (used with object), in·fringed, in·fring·ing.
verb (used without object), in·fringed, in·fring·ing.
- infratrochlear nerve,
- infundibular stem
Origin of infringe
Examples from the Web for infringe
The election is on Tuesday and Freeman is rightfully concerned that his political views might infringe upon her chances.Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist|Gideon Resnick|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New York, Maryland, and Connecticut have passed reforms that do not infringe upon the right to bear arms.Pro-Gun Absolutism: The Gun Lobby’s Push to Privatize Law and Order|Will Marshall|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Because this pragmatic nationalism should not at all infringe on their rights to live in safety and dignity.
Is it ethical to step outside the law for the greater good, or to infringe civil liberties as a means to an end?What ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Says About Killing and Gun Control|Will Brooker|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Or have we made it easier for governments to infringe on civil liberties, as the left argues?
The effect of this bill goes to infringe all the State laws.
The imperturbable sentinel stood like a rock before the entrance: "My orders are precise," he said, "and I may not infringe them."Paris and the Parisians in 1835 (Vol. 1 of 2)|Frances Milton Trollope
If it is in the village, it is fenced about, lest the foot of any rash intruder should infringe its sanctity.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
His lordship does not limit their liberty; their liberty does not infringe his rights.The Parables of Our Lord|William Arnot
Thus was confirmed the tradition, and no attempt has since been made to infringe the "Chowra monopoly."Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane
Word Origin for infringe
mid-15c., enfrangen, "to violate," from Latin infringere "to damage, break off, break, bruise," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + frangere "to break" (see fraction). Meaning of "encroach" first recorded c.1760. Related: Infringed; infringing.