encroachment

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encroachment

The trespass of an improvement upon the land of another.

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Notwithstanding the want of proper sympathy in every instance between the local sovereigns and the people, and the sympathy in some instances between the general sovereign and the latter, it usually happened that the local sovereigns prevailed in the rivalship for encroachments.
He returns to call to a fearful reckoning, those who, during his absence, have done aught that can be construed offence or encroachment upon either the laws of the land or the privileges of the crown.
Du Bousquier behaved, in the first instance, admirably to his wife: he was wise; he was excellent; he gave her the best of reasons for each new encroachment.
Thus warned, the government considered this action an encroachment of its own authority.
If I could have hoped to train him, I would have bought a lion instead of that dog and would have turned him loose upon the first intolerable robber who should dare to make an encroachment on my rights.
Was this some new encroachment upon his rights and his liberties?
The tradition was broken, the Brownon estates passed into alien hands and the only Brownons remaining in that place were underground in Oak Hill Cemetery, where, indeed, was a colony of them powerful enough to resist the encroachment of surrounding tribes and hold the best part of the grounds.
During three hundred years their domains had gradually contracted, sometimes through royal or feudal encroachment, and sometimes through such gifts to the Church as that with which Alleyne's father had opened the doors of Beaulieu Abbey to his younger son.
Having offended Queen Elizabeth by his boldness in successfully opposing an encroachment on the rights of the House of Commons, Bacon connected himself with the Earl of Essex and received from him many favors; but when Essex attempted a treasonable insurrection in 1601, Bacon, as one of the Queen's lawyers, displayed against him a subservient zeal which on theoretical grounds of patriotism might appear praiseworthy, but which in view of his personal obligations was grossly indecent.
SARGODHA -- The citizens who are irked of the encroachments on city's busy roads have urged the authorities concerned to take action against the encroachers.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- The federal government has issued directives to the CDA to conduct a survey in the Diplomatic Enclave to assess illegal constructions and encroachments.