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English definition of “infringe on/upon sth”

infringe on/upon sth

phrasal verb with infringe     /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ verb [T] formal LAW
to take away or limit the rights or freedom of someone: Human Rights Watch asserted that the company's aggressive efforts to keep out labor unions infringed on its workers ' rights . The standards for determining whether a patent has been willfully infringed upon have become stricter .
(Definition of infringe on/upon sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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