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.