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encroachment

[in′krōch·mənt]
(mining engineering)
Extraction of coal beyond the boundary that divides one mine area from another.
(petroleum engineering)
Replacement of oil or gas being withdrawn from a reservoir by groundwater.

encroachment

The unauthorized extension of a building, or part thereof, on the land of another.
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Accordingly, if the franchisor decides to encroach on the franchisee's territory, then there is a negative long-term externality of lost benefit to consumers.
The Committee said that without the involvement of the Railway officials the land grabber could not encroach the land of Railways.
Otherwise people from across the border will encroach upon our lands and we will be at a loss.
Such businesses risk exposing children to suggestive sights and sounds, and they can encroach on public rights-of-way and increase traffic, noise, litter, drug and criminal activity, officials said.