Definition for EN-CROACH'MENT


  1. 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. Milton. Atterbury. Addison.
  2. That which is taken by encroaching on another.
  3. In law, if a tenant owes two shillings rent-service to the lord, and the lord takes three, it is an encroachment. Cowel.

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