- (transitive) Break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc.
2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55:
- According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
- (intransitive) Break in or encroach on something.
(Break or violate a treaty, a law): transgress
to break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc.
- infringe in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- infringe in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- infringe at OneLook Dictionary Search