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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Meanwhile, Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) in collaboration with district and City Traffic Police, under grand anti-encroachment operation sealed 11 shops and confiscated two truckload goods of encroachers while a FIR was also lodged against a encroacher in respective police station on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) in collaboration with district and City Traffic Police (CTP), under a grand anti-encroachment operation sealed 11 shops and confiscated two truckload goods from encroachers while a FIR was also lodged against a encroacher the in respective police station on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner and Commandant Levies Force directed the Assistant Commissioner Shahab Muhammad to take action against the encroacher after receiving several complaints against them.
A mating male frog, for example, can tell the size of an encroacher by comparing the encroacher's croak with its own.
Despite the fact that the Prime Minister's Public Affairs and Grievances (PMPAG) Wing has written a letter to the chairman of the CDA on December 29, 2017, directing the civic agency to remove the encroachment on the green belt and proposed legal action against the encroacher, but it was an exercise in futility.
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 .
Chandrasekharan has communicated to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan that it would be inappropriate to convene a high-level meeting on the basis of a request by an encroacher.
Another encroacher Abdul Rasheed who had almost built five shops on the nullah by dismantling the drainage system along the illegal weighbridge said he would use his political influence if his invalidly constructed shops were destroyed by the quarters concerned.
markets, encroachments could not be removed as the encroachers still rule almost all markets of the town.
RAWALPINDI -- Despite the court orders and the visit of Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi of Lahore High Court (LHC) to different city markets, encroachments could not be removed as the encroachers still rule almost all markets of the town.
KARACHI -- Service road of busy University Road from Hassan Square to Al-Mustafa Hospital remains occupied by encroachers, mainly owners of eatery shops, while motorists, commuters and pedestrians face immense problems.
The request comes in the wake of resistance and tenacity shown by the encroachers mostly the local transporters on different occasions.