encroachment
en·croach·ment n
1: an act or instance of encroaching
2: something (as a structure) that encroaches on another's land
possession of the one-foot encroachment

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

encroachment
I noun breach, entrance by stealth, entrance upon the domain of another, illegal intrusion, impingement, imposition, incursion, infiltration, infraction, infringement, injuria, inroad, interference, interloping, intrusion, invasion, irruption, obtrusion, overlap, overstepping, penetration, prying, raid, real estate trespass, transgression, trespass, unlawful invasion, violation, wrongful entry, wrongful ingress associated concepts: adverse possession, common nuissance, easements, public nuissance II index assumption (seizure), breach, contempt (disobedience to the court), crime, imposition (excessive burden), incursion, infraction, injustice, intrusion, invasion, offense, transgression, violation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


encroachment
unlawful interference on another's land or with their rights.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


encroachment
The building of a structure entirely or partly on a neighbor's property. Encroachment may occur due to faulty surveying or by the builder's deliberate decision. Solutions range from paying the rightful property owner for the use of the property to the court-ordered removal of the structure.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


encroachment
An illegal intrusion in a highway or navigable river, with or without obstruction.
An encroachment upon a street or highway is a fixture, such as a wall or fence, which illegally intrudes into or invades the highway or encloses a portion of it, diminishing its width or area, but without closing it to public travel.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


encroachment
An illegal intrusion in a highway or navigable river, with or without obstruction.
 
An encroachment upon a street or highway is a fixture, such as a wall or fence, which illegally intrudes into or invades the highway or encloses a portion of it, diminishing its width or area, but without closing it to public travel.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

encroachment
n.
   the act of building a structure which is in whole or in part on a neighbor's property.
   See also: encroach

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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