[ US /ɛnˈkɹoʊtʃmənt/ ]
[ UK /ɛnkɹˈə‍ʊt‍ʃmənt/ ]
  1. influencing strongly
    they resented the impingement of American values on European culture
  2. entry to another's property without right or permission
  3. any entry into an area not previously occupied
    an invasion of tourists
    an invasion of locusts
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How To Use encroachment In A Sentence

  • From the Whiskey Rebellion to the Know-Nothings to the reborn Militias of the 1990s, the eastern establishment has always had reason to fear the expression of a certain kind of cussed American individualism that rebels against what it sees as the encroachments of the state. Obama's Culture War
  • The developers also plan to prohibit further land encroachment along the banks of the canal.
  • In these, as in the Crinoids, the interambulacral plates are absent, and the interambulacral spaces are filled by an encroachment of the ab-oral region upon them. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862
  • It's a sign of the encroachment of commercialism in medicine.
  • Aziz Shaikh, an official from KDMC's anti-encroachment department said, "We have taken action against the construction as per minicipal rules, but Singh wants it to be demolished, which is not possible. Daily News & Analysis
  • The results were derived from a 3.5 year observational study of median encroachments.
  • His 30-yard free kick flew over the bar but the referee ordered the kick to be retaken for encroachment and moved the ball 10 yards forward.
  • This encroachment on media freedom is not in the public interest. Times, Sunday Times
  • Many farmers see downzoning as a taking, an encroachment on their economic rights and a diminution of their retirement nest egg.
  • Some local residents advocate pre-emptive privatization of degraded communal lands to protect these areas from municipal encroachment.
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