Definition of encroachment:
impaction, incursion, intrusion, misdemeanor, irreverence, onset, assault, rape, ravishment, usurpation, obtrusion, shock, infringement, trespass, wallop, misdemeanour, enter, infraction, impact, invasion, violation, inroad, entrenchment, impingement, aggression, onslaught, attack.
- "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
- "Recollections of Old Liverpool", A Nonagenarian.
It is hoped and believed that his Government will take a more dispassionate and just view of this subject, and not be disposed to construe a measure of justifiable precaution, made necessary by its known inability in execution of the stipulations of our treaty to act upon the frontier, into an encroachment upon its rights or a stain upon its honor.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.