What does encroachment mean?

Definitions for encroachment

Here are all the 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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of encroachment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of encroachment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Green:

    (It would) also be helpful to other partners dealing with vulnerabilities from natural disasters to encroachment and coercion by large maritime claimants.

  2. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    The policy here is irrelevant. It is about the encroachment of the president on powers that aren’t his, as it was said by the attorney who is bringing the case, Ken Paxton of Texas, the president himself has admitted over and over again that this is outside his powers.

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