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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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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.
Mootnik is raising money to move the center to another location because of encroaching development.
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.
The pledged to love each other forever; but Conner broke his promise when encroaching press of settlers drove the Indians from their homeland.
Critics accused Barton of encroaching on the separation between church and state and of asking pastors to risk the tax-exempt status of their churches by becoming political.
state of Delaware--to the encroaching Sahara Desert each year.
The proposition of an Academy encroaching on Newsham Park is as offensive to the people of Tuebrook and surrounding areas as is the building of a stadium on Stanley Park to many thousands of people in Anfield.
Kenya, during the glory days of Britain's Crown colony, was the setting for Ricciardi's improbable childhood, the contradictions of which are best summarized by an innocent childhood picture showing the author and her sister playing dress up in billowy, oversized white silk gowns and painted lips against the backdrop of an encroaching dark forest and mountain skyline.
At times the paint appeared to be seeping through from behind, always with the possib ility of infinite expansion, encroaching into normally unnoticed areas of the building.