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  1. An encroachment.
    verb (encroach, es)
    1. (intransitive)Intrude unrightfully on someone else's rights or territory.
      • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 252d.
      • : Because change itself would absolutely stay-stable, and again, conversely, stability itself would change, if each of them encroached on the other.
        1. (intransitive) Advance gradually beyond due limits.
      Etymology: From Old French encrochier

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