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 ?
But this Usurper his encroachment proud Stayes not on Man; to God his Tower intends Siege and defiance: Wretched man
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.
Du Bousquier behaved, in the first instance, admirably to his wife: he was wise; he was excellent; he gave her the best of reasons for each new encroachment.
If I could have hoped to train him, I would have bought a lion instead of that dog and would have turned him loose upon the first intolerable robber who should dare to make an encroachment on my rights.
Was this some new encroachment upon his rights and his liberties?
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.
During three hundred years their domains had gradually contracted, sometimes through royal or feudal encroachment, and sometimes through such gifts to the Church as that with which Alleyne's father had opened the doors of Beaulieu Abbey to his younger son.
Having offended Queen Elizabeth by his boldness in successfully opposing an encroachment on the rights of the House of Commons, Bacon connected himself with the Earl of Essex and received from him many favors; but when Essex attempted a treasonable insurrection in 1601, Bacon, as one of the Queen's lawyers, displayed against him a subservient zeal which on theoretical grounds of patriotism might appear praiseworthy, but which in view of his personal obligations was grossly indecent.
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.
THE most striking spectacle presented to a stranger by the shores of Suffolk is the extraordinary defenselessness of the land against the encroachments of the sea.
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.