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encroachment (noun) cover more and more area, if unauthorizedly to take gradual control of one’ s rights, time, etc.

When you occupy more and more area of a piece of land that is not yours, you encroach upon it. Settlers encroach upon public land, if they occupy more and more of government or private land, in an unauthorized manner. When you gain control on someone’s time, you encroach on their time. A government encroaches upon individual liberty, if it does any thing to reduce it. You encroach upon someone’s privacy if you often disturb their privacy.

  • All the countries are moving towards a system in which encroachment of fundamental rights of citizens by the government is not tolerated.
  • The gulf war was the result of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and its encroachment into Kuwait’s territory, claiming it as its own.
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