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encroach

v. to build a structure which is in whole or in part across the property line of another's real property. This may occur due to incorrect surveys, guesses or miscalculations by builders and/or owners when erecting a building. The solutions vary from giving the encroaching party an easement or lease (for a price, usually) for the lifetime of the building, or if the structure is small, actually moving it onto the owner's own property. (See: encroachment)

encroach

verb breach, commit an infraction, enter by stealth, enter upon the domain of another, enter wronggully, impinge, infiltrate, infringe, ingress wrongfully, interlope, intrude, intrude illegally, invade, invade unnawfully, irrupt, make an incursion, make inroads, obtrude, occupare, overstep, penetrate, raid, transgress, trespass, violate
See also: accroach, approach, border, impinge, impose, interfere, intervene, intrude, invade, obtrude, overlap, overreach, overstep, trespass, usurp
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New Delhi [India], Dec 20 ( ANI ): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as to how the 108-feet Hanuman idol in Delhi's Karol Bagh was constructed by encroaching on public land.
We are not contending that the motorcycle was the one encroaching the GTR's lane but it would be wrong and biased to accuse that it was the GTR just because it's a fast race car,' he added.
The Saudi Cabinet has put together a team of experts to identify individuals or companies encroaching on government lands and prosecute them on a case by case basis to the full extent of the law.
BEIRUT: Shura Council head Judge Shukri Sader discussed with French officials in Paris the different means for granting security forces access to the country's telecoms data without encroaching on personal freedoms, the Central News Agency reported.
23) The purpose of RMA laws is twofold: first, to protect franchisees from the unequal bargaining power of franchisors; (24) and second, to protect existing franchisees from injury due to the establishment of encroaching franchisees.
Muslim law already is encroaching on several secular laws.
But now, Alan Mootnick -- the 55-year-old founder of the center and self-taught gibbon specialist -- said encroaching development threatens the center and its 30 monkey-like apes from Southeast Asia.
The inclusion of the book's illustrator, friend and celebrated artist Alexis Rockman, who collects animal scat for pigment and smokes a lot of marijuana, keeps it humorous, and the detailed accounts of the habitats, from underwater expanse to lush rainforest, draw a vivid picture of the world where the tiger once roamed and the dangers of both encroaching pests (like feral cats and foxes) and unchecked logging.
Though written especially for the baby boomer generation, which is beginning to confront hearing loss as the result of advancing age, Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss is enthusiastically recommended for anyone confronting an encroaching hearing problem.
An ordinary rancher, Claude Bamhill, has vowed to preserve his ancestral lands from the bureaucracy encroaching upon it, but he needs help--and hires a rag-tag turkey hunter and local Indians to form a de facto guard.
Hall obviously is still smarting over Douglass and other lawyers encroaching on CPA territory.
The Blues have been warned by the FA that any further instances of fans encroaching on to the pitch could lead to a fine or even the possibility of league points being docked.