[ en-krohch-muh nt ]
/ ɛnˈkroʊtʃ mənt /


an act or instance of encroaching.
anything taken by encroaching.

Origin of encroachment

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

OTHER WORDS FROM encroachment

non·en·croach·ment, noun
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