American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of encroaching.
- n. 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of encroaching or intruding or trespassing; an entering on the rights or possessions of another, and taking possession; unlawful intrusion in general; assumption of the rights and privileges of another.
- n. The thing taken by encroaching.
- n. Figuratively, the act of intruding gradually and as if by stealth; approach, seizure, or progress: as, the encroachments of disease.
- n. An entry into a place or area that was previously uncommon; an advance beyond former borders; intrusion; incursion.
- n. An intrusion upon another's possessions or rights; infringement.
- n. That which is gained by such unlawful intrusion.
- n. law An unlawful diminution of the possessions of another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of entering gradually or silently upon the rights or possessions of another; unlawful intrusion.
- n. That which is taken by encroaching on another.
- n. (Law) An unlawful diminution of the possessions of another.
- n. entry to another's property without right or permission
- n. influencing strongly
- n. any entry into an area not previously occupied
- encroach + -ment (Wiktionary)
“And those forces undergird Russia's intent to halt NATO's eastward enlargement, particularly to Georgia and Ukraine; to retain its Black Sea Fleet headquarters in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol beyond the 2017 expiration of its leasehold; to discourage NATO from planning and exercising the defense of the post Cold War NATO allies; to challenge American cooperation with those allies; and eventually to roll back what it characterizes as encroachment from the west.”
“And by the way, I think that encroachment is a more useful legal concept than “harm”.”
“If the government uses the tax money to further infringe on your freedom, that additional encroachment is covered under a different metric.”
“Revenue was flat in the past year, as private-label encroachment cut U.S. and European sales 14%.”
“I believe that what some view as encroachment is either valid jurisdiction by the federal government or an assumption of responsibility which states, over the years, have failed to meet or to meet adequately.”
“As the enjoyment of civil and religious liberty was one of the principal causes of his mother's emigration, it is not wonderful that young Hunter grew up with a spirit jealous of encroachment from the English crown.”
“P&G, he said, isn't as susceptible to private-label encroachment as some marketers.”
“The Ferryland court seems to have dealt fairly leniently with the 1773 case: a small payment was ordered to compensate the plaintiff, Farrel, for a rather long-term encroachment on his conjugal rights.”
“Another encroachment was a fringe manufactory, which extended westwards along the triforium so as to include Prior Bolton's window, and held its ground for some time after the main arcading of the apse had been restored.”
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