from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate: infringe a contract; infringe a patent.
- transitive v. Obsolete To defeat; invalidate.
- intransitive v. To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing: an increased workload that infringed on his personal life.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc.
- v. Break in or encroach on something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend.
- intransitive v. To encroach; to trespass; -- followed by on or upon.
- transitive v. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey.
- transitive v. To hinder; to destroy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To commit a breach or infraction of; act contrary to, as a law, right, or obligation; transgress, either by action or by negligence; violate; break.
- To annul or hinder.
- To encroach; trespass; intrude: followed by on or upon: as, to infringe upon one's rights.
- Synonyms Encroach upon, Trench upon, etc. See trespass, v. i.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. go against, as of rules and laws
- v. advance beyond the usual limit
With high court approval, the federal government has taken on broad powers, including some that states complain infringe on their authority.
This is not to suggest that Thaler and Sunstein infringe — to the contrary.
However, car manufacturer Toyota has weighed in saying those other terms infringe on their right to use "Integrated Electric Drive" for their Prius hybrid electric car.
BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Hunting with dogs: Your views: I am disgusted at this decision by the government, to once again infringe on the rights of the people of the countryside!
June 8th, 2009 at 12: 34 am lets actually discuss this word infringe a bit here. it skinda like INVADE, the fact is that once again we are left with the fact we are NOT invading your rights.
June 8th, 2009 at 12:34 am lets actually discuss this word infringe a bit here.
According to i4i, XML-editing features in Microsoft Word infringe on
According to i4i, XML-related features of Microsoft Word infringe one of its patents.
However, because the definition of "infringe" allows for regulation, the states could still pass regulations that do not "infringe" on the right to bear arms.
Multiply that by each work in a service provider's library that a personal computer, a software program, or a DVR might be claimed to "infringe" and you are into the tens of billions of dollars.