2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Encroachment \En*croach"ment\, noun

1. The act of entering gradually or silently upon the rights or possessions of another; unlawful intrusion.

An unconstitutional encroachment of military power on the civil establishment. --Bancroft.

2. That which is taken by encroaching on another.

3. (Law) An unlawful diminution of the possessions of another.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts" [syn: {invasion}, {encroachment}, {intrusion}]

2: entry to another's property without right or permission [syn: {trespass}, {encroachment}, {violation}, {intrusion}, {usurpation}]

3: influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture" [syn: {impingement}, {encroachment}, {impact}]

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