What does the word infringe mean?

Usage examples for infringe

  1. He could not however take any power to himself which would infringe on her own supreme authority; once, when such a case occurred, she reminded him that he was not in exclusive possession of her favour: she could bestow it on whom she would, and again recall it; at court, she exclaimed, there should be no Master, but only a Mistress. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. As we have seen, to do so is to infringe on rights reserved exclusively for doctors and can land the iridologist, sooner or later, in a snarl of legal troubles. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  3. They infringe the second article; which says, that the citizens of the State have a right to hold and possess property. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster