encroachment

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EtymologyEdit

encroach +‎ -ment

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪŋˈkɹoʊt͡ʃmənt/, /ɛŋˈkɹoʊt͡ʃmənt/
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NounEdit

encroachment (usually uncountable, plural encroachments)

  1. An entry into a place or area that was previously uncommon; an advance beyond former borders; intrusion; incursion.
  2. An intrusion upon another's possessions or rights; infringement.
  3. That which is gained by such unlawful intrusion.
  4. (law) An unlawful diminution of the possessions of another.

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