encroachment


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en·croach·ment

 (ĕn-krōch′mənt)
n.
1. The act or an instance of encroaching.
2. Football A violation of the rules in which a player enters the neutral zone and makes contact with an opponent prior to the snap of the ball.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encroachment - any entry into an area not previously occupiedencroachment - any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"
entering, entrance - a movement into or inward
2.encroachment - entry to another's property without right or permissionencroachment - entry to another's property without right or permission
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
inroad - an encroachment or intrusion; "they made inroads in the United States market"
3.encroachment - influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort

encroachment

noun intrusion, invasion, violation, infringement, trespass, incursion, usurpation, inroad, impingement This is a sign of the encroachment of commercialism in medicine.

encroachment

noun
An advance beyond proper or legal limits:
Translations
تَعَدٍّ،تَجاوُز حُدود
indgribenindtrængen
túlkapás
ágangur, ágengni
el uzatmatecavüz

encroachment

[ɪnˈkrəʊtʃmənt] Nusurpación f (on de) this new encroachment on our libertyesta nueva usurpación de nuestra libertad

encroachment

[ɪnˈkrəʊtʃmənt] n (onto land, territory)empiètement m; (onto rights)empiètement m

encroachment

n (on land) → Vordringen nt; (on rights) → Eingriff m; (on privileges) → Übergriff m; (on time) → Beanspruchung f

encroachment

[ɪnˈkrəʊtʃmənt] nviolazione f

encroach

(inˈkrəutʃ) : enˈcroach on
to advance into; invade. to encroach on someone's land/rights.
enˈcroachment noun
References in classic literature ?
The tradition was broken, the Brownon estates passed into alien hands and the only Brownons remaining in that place were underground in Oak Hill Cemetery, where, indeed, was a colony of them powerful enough to resist the encroachment of surrounding tribes and hold the best part of the grounds.
He returns to call to a fearful reckoning, those who, during his absence, have done aught that can be construed offence or encroachment upon either the laws of the land or the privileges of the crown.
Those who would establish aristocratical governments are mistaken not only in giving too much power to the rich, but also in deceiving the common people; for at last, instead of an imaginary good, they must feel a real evil, for the encroachments of the rich are more destructive to the state than those of the poor.
We have seen, in all the examples of ancient and modern confederacies, the strongest tendency continually betraying itself in the members, to despoil the general government of its authorities, with a very ineffectual capacity in the latter to defend itself against the encroachments.
Notwithstanding the want of proper sympathy in every instance between the local sovereigns and the people, and the sympathy in some instances between the general sovereign and the latter, it usually happened that the local sovereigns prevailed in the rivalship for encroachments.
To these encroachments, time and ignorance, the two great supporters of imposture, gave authority; and thus many rules for good writing have been established, which have not the least foundation in truth or nature; and which commonly serve for no other purpose than to curb and restrain genius, in the same manner as it would have restrained the dancing-master, had the many excellent treatises on that art laid it down as an essential rule that every man must dance in chains.
The army under such circumstances may usefully aid the magistrate to suppress a small faction, or an occasional mob, or insurrection; but it will be unable to enforce encroachments against the united efforts of the great body of the people.
The only things that held their own individuality were the firs--for the fir is the tree of mystery and shadow, and yields never to the encroachments of crude radiance.
The people were tremendously stirred up over its encroachments, but nobody had any remedy to suggest; it was the task of Socialists to teach and organize them, and prepare them for the time when they were to seize the huge machine called the Beef Trust, and use it to produce food for human beings and not to heap up fortunes for a band of pirates.
She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
Talking to APP, the customers, motorists and pedestrians strongly condemned the encroachment mafia.
Talking to reporter, the customers, motorists and pedestrians strongly condemned the encroachment mafia.