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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infringe  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infringe  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infringe 
  v  1:  go  against,  as  of  rules  and  laws;  "He  ran  afould  of  the 
  law";  "This  behavior  conflicts  with  our  rules"  [syn:  {conflict}, 
  {run  afoul},  {contravene}] 
  2:  advance  beyond  the  usual  limit  [syn:  {encroach},  {impinge}] 




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