wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Encrinital
Encrinite
Encrinitic
Encrinitical
Encrinoidea
Encrinus
Encrinus liliiformis
Encrisped
Encroach
encroach upon
Encroached
Encroacher
Encroaching
Encroachingly
Encrust
encrustation
encrusted
Encrustment
encrypt
encryption
enculturate
enculturation
Encumber
Encumbered
Encumbering

Full-text Search for "Encroachment"
2616


Encroachment definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ENCROACHMENT, n. The entering gradually on the rights or possessions of another, and taking possession; unlawful intrusion; advance into the territories or jurisdiction of another,by silent means, or without right.
1. That which is taken by encroaching on another.
2. In law, if a tenant owes two shillings rent service to the lord, and the lord takes three, it is an encroachment.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any entry into an area not previously occupied; "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts" [syn: invasion, encroachment, intrusion]
2: entry to another's property without right or permission [syn: trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpation]
3: influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture" [syn: impingement, encroachment, impact]

Merriam Webster's

noun see encroach

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Encroachment En*croach"ment, n. 1. The act of entering gradually or silently upon the rights or possessions of another; unlawful intrusion. An unconstitutional encroachment of military power on the civil establishment. --Bancroft. 2. That which is taken by encroaching on another. 3. (Law) An unlawful diminution of the possessions of another.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(encroachments) You can describe the action or process of encroaching on something as encroachment. (FORMAL) It's a sign of the encroachment of commercialism in medicine... N-VAR: usu with supp [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Infringement, trespass, inroad, invasion.

Moby Thesaurus

adoption, appropriation, arrogation, assumption, entrance, entrenchment, impingement, imposition, incursion, infiltration, influx, infraction, infringement, injection, inroad, insinuation, interference, interjection, interloping, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, irruption, obtrusion, overstepping, playing God, seizure, transgression, trespass, trespassing, unlawful entry, usurpation



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup