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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.

In the law of easements, where the owner of an easement alters the dominant tenement so as to impose an additional restriction or burden on the servient tenement, he or she is said to commit an encroachment.

encroachment

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

encroachment

noun breach, entrance by stealth, entrance upon the domain of another, illegal intrusion, imposition, incursion, infiltration, infraction, iniuria, inroad, interference, interloping, 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
See also: assumption, contempt, crime, imposition, incursion, infraction, injustice, intrusion, invasion, offense, transgression, violation

encroachment

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

ENCROACHMENT. An unlawful gaining upon the right or possession of another; as, when a man sets his fence beyond his line; in this case the proper remedy for the party injured is an action of ejectment, or an action of trespass.

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The anti-encroachment cell is showing negligence in taking action against encroachments and action" the letter said.
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DOD faces growing challenges in carrying out realistic training at installations and training ranges--land, air, and sea--because of encroachment by outside factors.
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PESHAWAR -- Property owners and shopkeepers said they were ready to help the administration on voluntary basis in its drive against encroachments but the anti-encroachment drive conducted at Ring Road was done without any prior notice or information.
The social circles have appreciated the efforts of the provincial government in removing the encroachment and assured their all out support in this regard.