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1 : to encroach upon
: infringe [invading a constitutional right]
2 : to make payments out of (a fund from which payments are not ordinarily made) [authorized the trustee to the principal for educational expenses]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.