Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To hook, or draw to oneself as with a hook.
  • v. To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.
  • v. To encroach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.
  • transitive v. To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.
  • In old laws, to usurp: as, to accroach royal power to one's self.

Etymologies

From Old French acrochier "to hook in", from a- + croche "hook". (Wiktionary)

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