Definition of accroachment in English:

accroachment

noun

historical
  • The action of accroach; usurpation.

Origin

Late Middle English. Probably partly from Anglo-Norman acrochement, accrochement usurpation, encroachment and partly from accroach + -ment. Compare post-classical Latin accrochiamentum, Middle French, French accrochement delay of a case, illicit gain (both 1480), act of accroaching.

Pronunciation:

accroachment

/əˈkrəʊtʃm(ə)nt/