encroacher


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en·croach

 (ĕn-krōch′)
intr.v. en·croached, en·croach·ing, en·croach·es
1. To take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily: encroach on a neighbor's land.
2. To advance beyond proper or former limits: desert encroaching upon grassland.
3. Football To commit encroachment.

[Middle English encrochen, to seize illegally, from Old French encrochier, to seize : en-, in; see en-1 + croc, hook (of Germanic origin).]

en·croach′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encroacher - someone who enters by force in order to conquerencroacher - someone who enters by force in order to conquer
interloper, intruder, trespasser - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
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Deputy Commissioner of Korangi told the meeting that land owned by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University has been regained and there was urgency to build a boundary wall so as to avert and possible attempt by encroacher in the days to come.
A mating male frog, for example, can tell the size of an encroacher by comparing the encroacher's croak with its own.
We want to apply the provisions of the Public Premises ( eviction of unauthorised persons) Act ( 1971) where the encroacher can be jailed for up to 25 years," minority affairs minister Salman Khursheed told Mail Today .
According to PRO, TMA, Rawal Town, the staff concerned under the supervision of Town Municipal Officer (TMO) Mir Akmal, Town Officer Regulation (TOR) Malik Toseef Ahmed and Superintendent Pervaiz Mughal conducted raids at several markets and roads including Murree Road, Bara Bazaar, Saidpur Road, Sadiqabad and other adjoining roads and confiscated goods of 63 encroachers while fines were also imposed on those found indulged in encroachments.
The encroachers have illegally occupied Chota Chowk near west wall of Government Girls High School at Dhoke Hassu, Hamilton Road, Murgi Market, Raja Bazaar, Iqbal Road and many other busy roads were also in grip of encroachers such as vendors and tyre shop owners who had placed their stuff on footpaths and creating trouble for the road users.
Encroachers have set up stalls and booths on the footpath, making it almost impossible for commuters and pedestrians to move hassle-free.
RAWALPIND -- Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA), Rawal Town under its grand anti-encroachment operation on Wednesday confiscated four truckloads goods of 32 encroachers while fines were also imposed on 12 shopkeepers.
conducted raids at several markets and roads including Liaquat Road, Iqbal Road, Raja Bazaar,Bara Bazaar, Jamia Masjid Road, Muslim Town, Saidpur Road, Commercial Market and other adjoining roads and confiscated goods of 54 encroachers while fines were also imposed on those found indulged in encroachments.
RAWALPINDI -- - Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA), Rawal Town under its grand anti-encroachment operation on Saturday confiscated six truckloads goods of 70 encroachers while fines were also imposed on 48 shopkeepers.
The administrations of towns have been directed by the DCO to monitor areas continuously where encroachments had been removed so that the encroachers could not reconstruct illegal structures again.
RAWALPINDI -- Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA), Rawal Town under its grand anti-encroachment operation Monday confiscated five truckloads goods of 56 encroachers while fines were also imposed on 28 shopkeepers.
A CDA official admitted ground reality that it is impossible to remove the illegal encroachments from the Capital as whenever we remove or bulldoze them from an area, the encroachers again return and occupy that space.