Definition of accroaching in English:

accroaching

noun

historical
  • 1rare The act of acquiring or taking for oneself (especially wealth or property). rare.

  • 2The seizing or usurping of sovereign power.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From accroach + -ing.

Pronunciation:

accroaching

/əˈkrəʊtʃɪŋ/