encroachment

[ en-krohch-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF encroachment

Synonyms for encroachment

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Have you lately observed any encroachment on the just liberties of the people?

At first resistance to Western encroachment was sporadic and unco-ordinated.

A work against the encroachment of the sea, made of wooden stakes.

How curious, too, the encroachment of a too practical age on the old romance.

Naturally these men combined to resist this encroachment on their income.

He asked, if the riot act was not an encroachment on the rights of the people?

She must keep to her prescribed confines, and every attempt to extend them will be resisted as an encroachment.

No one can pretend that this was not an encroachment on his prerogative.

You will say, form yourselves into a nation, and resist this encroachment of the Nation.

No encroachment upon the powers of Congress appeared to be involved.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from encroach + -ment. In Anglo-French from mid-15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENCROACHMENT

aggression

nounattack, often military
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