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infringe

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/

Translation of infringe in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [contract] no cumplir (con), incumplir; [treaty/rule] infringir*, transgredir*, violar
    Example sentences
    • It was held that the defendants infringed the plaintiff's exclusive right conferred by the Copyright Act 1911 to authorise a performance of the play.
    • Not only are these of inferior quality, you could yourself be infringing copyright laws by using them, no matter how much you paid.
    • Their first ground of challenge is that the regime is unlawful both because it infringes a fundamental common law right of access to the courts and because it is contrary to Section 32 of the 1988 Act.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to infringe on oupon sth [on rights/privacy/air space] violar algo
    Example sentences
    • While this may seem to infringe on the personal liberty of those who can afford to buy two or more homes, it would increase the liberty of those who can, at present, no longer afford to buy one.
    • There is a place for a healthy patriotism so long as it does not undermine or infringe on the rights and feelings of others.
    • What right had he to infringe on my personal relationships?

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