Definition for AC-CROACH'

AC-CROACH', v.i. [Fr. accrocher, to fix on a hook; from croc, crochet, a hook, from the same elements as crook, which see.]

  1. To hook, or draw to, as with a hook; but in this sense not used.
  2. To encroach; to draw away from another. Hence in old laws to assume the exercise of royal prerogatives. – Blackstone. The noun accroachment, an encroachment, or attempt to exercise royal power, is rarely or never used. [See Encroach.]

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