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Meaning of ACCROACH

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac*croach"\, v. t. [OE. acrochen, accrochen, to
obtain, OF. acrochier, F. accrocher; [`a] (L. ad) + croc hook
(E. crook).]
1. To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook. [Obs.]

2. To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.

         They had attempted to accroach to themselves royal
         power.                                --Stubbs.

 
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