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 anotherthe right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed — U.S. Constitution amend. II; esp: to violate a holder's rights under (a copyright, patent, trademark, or trade name)vi: encroachin·fring·er n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abuse a privilege, abuse one's rights, advance stealthily, aggress, arrogate, breach, break, break bounds, break in upon, break into, commit a breach, frangere, impinge, impose, infract, interfere, interlope, intrude, invade, meddle, overstep, rumpere, seize wrongfully, take liberties, transgress, trespass, use wrongfully, usurp, violare, violate, violate a contract, violate a law, violate a privilege, violate a regulation
associated concepts: infringe on a copyright, infringe on a trademark
accroach, break (violate), contravene, disobey, disrupt, encroach, impinge, impose (intrude), interfere, interpose, intervene, intrude, invade, obtrude, offend (violate the law), overlap, overstep, plagiarize, trespass, violate
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To encroach or trespass on something; to violate the terms of a contract, right, or law; to violate a copyright, patent, or trademark by using it without permission or payment to the owner.n.infringement
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.