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 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.
The hospital administration has already approached Sindh government and law enforcement agencies to get its land vacated from the encroacher on several occasions.
He said that he would visit city areas again soon to keep an eye on theprogress of theoperation.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.
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.
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.
The committee meeting chaired by Haji Imtiaz Ahmed Chaudhry directed the officials to take strict action against the encroachers and do not spare the encroacher who have occupied illegally the properties of Pakistan post.
In many areas, encroachers have resumed construction of illegal walls and extension of shops and houses.
The encroachers offered strong resistance and a scuffle broke out with the police.
On the other hand, the land mafia and encroachers illegally occupy any vacant space available in cemeteries.
Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Democratic Front government in Kerala, which had transferred Indian Administration Service official Sriram Venkataraman out of his post shortly after he had taken a strong stand against encroachers in Idukki district, has transferred more key revenue officials in the district from their posts.
Court cases are being pursued to evict encroachers.