Meaning of “infringe on/upon sth” in the English Dictionary

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"infringe on/upon sth" in British English

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infringe on/upon sth

phrasal verb with infringe uk /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ us /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ verb [ T ] formal

(Definition of “infringe on/upon sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"infringe on/upon sth" in Business English

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infringe on/upon sth

phrasal verb with infringe uk /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ us 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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