Definition of Encroach upon
1. Verb. To intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate. "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"
Generic synonyms: Come In, Enter, Get In, Get Into, Go In, Go Into, Move Into
Specialized synonyms: Foray Into, Raid
Derivative terms: Invader, Invasion, Invasive
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Literary usage of Encroach upon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"... to estab- 941 lish it," and "general liens are looked at with jealousy, because they encroach upon the common law, and disturb the equal distribution of ..."
2. The Progress of Slavery in the United States by George Melville Weston (1857)
"Free labor will encroach upon slavery, because really more efficient and profitable. When slavery in the "United States shall cease to expand its ..."
3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"... (d) in exercise of revisory jurisdiction; (X.) power of legislature to interfere: (a) to enlarge the power; (b) to encroach upon the power; (XI. ..."
4. A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City by Jules Remy (1861)
"If his heart be moved at the cruel sufferings of those who, as they see solitude encroach upon their temples, and the chill of death benumbing the very ..."
5. A Treatise on the Law of Eminent Domain in the United States by John Lewis (1900)
"A deed of part of a lot or tract gives no right to encroach upon the grantor's adjoining land, as by removing the support of his ..."
6. The Road and the Roadside by Burton Willis Potter (1893)
"with an accident by reason of a defect in the highway, you cannot recover anything.1 Don't encroach upon or abuse the highway, ..."
7. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"... encroach upon the Strand. . GAT. ... in the use of things lawful will never encroach upon things forbidden. JOHNSON. ..."