encroachment

[en-krohch-muhnt]
noun
1.
an act or instance of encroaching.
2.
anything taken by encroaching.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English encrochement < Anglo-French. See encroach, -ment

nonencroachment, noun
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encroach (ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ)
 
vb (often foll by on or upon)
1.  to intrude gradually, stealthily, or insidiously upon the rights, property, etc, of another
2.  to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
 
[C14: from Old French encrochier to seize, literally: fasten upon with hooks, from en-1 + croc hook, of Germanic origin; see crook]
 
en'croacher
 
n
 
en'croachingly
 
adv
 
en'croachment
 
n

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encroachment
1520s, from encroach + -ment.
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Example sentences
Technical encroachment on our lives is fashionable to worry about.
Sceptics reply that evidence of encroachment abounds.
Shrinking habitat, increased drought, and human encroachment are putting their
  future in jeopardy.
Results, however, could speak to the effects of human encroachment on animal
  habitats.
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