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Meaning of ENCROACHMENT

Pronunciation:  en'krowchmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
  2. [n]  entry to another's property without right or permission
  3. [n]  any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
 

ENCROACHMENT is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: impact, impingement, intrusion, intrusion, invasion, trespass, usurpation, violation
 
 See Also: actus reus, entering, entrance, influence, inroad, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*croach"ment\, n.
1. The act of entering gradually or silently upon the rights
   or possessions of another; unlawful intrusion.

         An unconstitutional encroachment of military power
         on the civil establishment.           --Bancroft.

2. That which is taken by encroaching on another.

3. (Law) An unlawful diminution of the possessions of
   another.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adoption, appropriation, arrogation, assumption, entrance, entrenchment, impingement, imposition, incursion, infiltration, influx, infraction, infringement, injection, inroad, insinuation, interference, interjection, interloping, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, irruption, obtrusion, overstepping, playing God, seizure, transgression, trespass, trespassing, unlawful entry, usurpation
 

 

 

 

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