Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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