Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of accroaching; encroachment; usurpation, as of sovereign power.

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

  • noun obsolete An encroachment; usurpation.

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

  • noun obsolete An encroachment; usurpation

Etymologies

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Compare French accrochement

Examples

  • It does not satisfy her that she is indubitably gifted with pulchritude and an unquestionable genius for its embellishing; that Nature has endowed her with a prodigious knack at accroachment, whereby the male of her species is lured to a suitable doom.

    The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909

  • They have either passed the age of masculine attention or were born without the means to its accroachment.

    The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909

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