Definition Of encroachment


a penalty in which a defensive player is positioned in the neutral zone at the start of a play.

intrusion on a person's territory, rights, etc..

minor encroachments on our individual liberties

Example Of encroachment

  • Camps once built in remote rural environments are now squeezed by the encroachment of suburban sprawl.

  • Due to encroachments , the birds are losing their habitat.

  • Far from harming the city, encroachment on the green belt will harm the surrounding villages.

  • Heritage advice prevented any encroachment beyond the original railway station alignment.

  • The developers also plan to prohibit further land encroachment along the banks of the canal.

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