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infringe (v.)

mid-15c., enfrangen, "to violate," from Latin infringere "to damage, break off, break, bruise," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + frangere "to break" (from PIE root *bhreg- "to break"). Meaning "encroach" first recorded c. 1760. Related: Infringed; infringing.

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Definitions of infringe

infringe (v.)
go against, as of rules and laws;
Synonyms: conflict / run afoul / contravene
infringe (v.)
advance beyond the usual limit;
Synonyms: encroach / impinge
From wordnet.princeton.edu