accroach

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • accroach To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.
    • accroach To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives. "They had attempted to accroach to themselves royal power."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • accroach To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.
    • accroach In old laws, to usurp: as, to accroach royal power to one's self.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. acrochen, accrochen, to obtain, OF. acrochier, F. accrocher,; à,L. ad,) + croc, hook (E. crook,)