Encroachment meaning

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The act or an instance of encroaching.
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A violation of the rules in which a player enters the neutral zone and makes contact with an opponent prior to the snap of the ball.
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An entry into a place or area that was previously uncommon; an advance beyond former borders; intrusion; incursion.
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An intrusion upon another's possessions or rights; infringement.
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That which is gained by such unlawful intrusion.
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(law) An unlawful diminution of the possessions of another.
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Origin of encroachment