infringe upon

infringe upon
Invade, trespass upon, encroach upon, intrude upon.

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  • infringe upon sth — UK US infringe on/upon sth Phrasal Verb with infringe({{}}/ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ verb [T] FORMAL LAW ► to take away or limit the rights or freedom of someone: »Human Rights Watch asserted that the company s aggressive efforts to keep out labor unions… …   Financial and business terms

  • infringe — [in frinj′] vt. infringed, infringing [L infringere, to break off, break, impair, violate < in , in + frangere, to BREAK] to break (a law or agreement); fail to observe the terms of; violate SYN. TRESPASS infringe on or infringe upon to break… …   English World dictionary

  • Infringe — In*fringe , v. i. 1. To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend. [1913 Webster] 2. To encroach; to trespass; followed by on or upon; as, to infringe upon the rights of another. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infringe — meaning ‘to violate (a rule or law)’, has inflected forms infringed, infringing. In current use it is used both transitively (with an object, e.g. The players were penalized for infringing the off side rule) and intransitively followed by on or… …   Modern English usage

  • infringe — in·fringe /in frinj/ vb in·fringed, in·fring·ing [Medieval Latin infringere, from Latin, to break, crush, from in in + frangere to break] vt: to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another the right of the people to keep and …   Law dictionary

  • infringe — v. (d; intr.) to infringe on, upon (to infringe on smb. s rights) * * * [ɪn frɪndʒ] upon (to infringe on smb. s rights) (d; intr.) to infringe on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • infringe — in|fringe [ınˈfrındʒ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: infringere, from frangere to break ] to do something that is against a law or someone s legal rights ▪ A backup copy of a computer program does not infringe copyright.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • infringe on/upon sth — UK US infringe on/upon sth Phrasal Verb with infringe({{}}/ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ verb [T] FORMAL LAW ► to take away or limit the rights or freedom of someone: »Human Rights Watch asserted that the company s aggressive efforts to keep out labor unions… …   Financial and business terms

  • infringe — UK [ɪnˈfrɪndʒ] / US verb Word forms infringe : present tense I/you/we/they infringe he/she/it infringes present participle infringing past tense infringed past participle infringed 1) [transitive] to break a law, rule, or agreement Making an… …   English dictionary

  • infringe — verb (infringed; infringing) Etymology: Medieval Latin infringere, from Latin, to break, crush, from in + frangere to break more at break Date: 1513 transitive verb 1. to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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