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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Each of these environmental encroachments affects the survival and behavior of local wildlife.
Good intentions and police action may be no match for the encroachments of gadgetry and wirelessness.
Participate in the statewide encroachments permitting process by reviewing the accompanying drainage designs and ramifications.
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