Is this a win for gay rights, or an encroachment on religious liberty?
The increasing pressure to veil is a recent trend, and in some places it is an encroachment on local custom.
The harbour of Sidmouth was destroyed by the encroachment of the sea and the fall of the cliffs which formerly protected it.
At first resistance to Western encroachment was sporadic and unco-ordinated.
No encroachment upon the powers of Congress appeared to be involved.
Naturally these men combined to resist this encroachment on their income.
Do you imagine he would declare war against you before commencing operations of encroachment?
He asked, if the riot act was not an encroachment on the rights of the people?
The spirit of encroachment had, it was true, become more wary; but it was no more honest.
No one can pretend that this was not an encroachment on his prerogative.