Definitions for encroachment

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word encroachment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invasion, encroachment, intrusion(noun)

    any entry into an area not previously occupied

    "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"

  2. trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpation(noun)

    entry to another's property without right or permission

  3. impingement, encroachment, impact(noun)

    influencing strongly

    "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"


  1. encroachment(Noun)

    An entry into a place or area that was previously uncommon; an advance beyond former borders; intrusion; incursion.

  2. encroachment(Noun)

    An intrusion upon another's possessions or rights; infringement.

  3. encroachment(Noun)

    That which is gained by such unlawful intrusion.

  4. encroachment(Noun)

    An unlawful diminution of the possessions of another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encroachment(noun)

    the act of entering gradually or silently upon the rights or possessions of another; unlawful intrusion

  2. Encroachment(noun)

    that which is taken by encroaching on another

  3. Encroachment(noun)

    an unlawful diminution of the possessions of another

Translations for encroachment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • usurpación, intrusión, invasiónSpanish
  • inbreuk, aantasting, overschrijding, afslijtingDutch
  • посягательство, вторжениеRussian
  • zadiranje, zaposjedanjeSerbo-Croatian

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