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en krohch muhnt

  • n  any entry into an area not previously occupied
  • n  entry to another's property without right or permission
  • n  influencing strongly

  • While some protest indignantly at the latest encroachment on their space to light up, others welcome the elimination of clouds of smoke outside classrooms.
  • The communists' victory had vanquished the Nationalist regime, withstood the vicious onslaught of the Japanese invasion and overturned the century of foreign encroachment on China .
  • Azzam, a Palestinian, was the most prominent advocate of a jihad to save the Muslim lands from infidel encroachment.
News & Articles

  • The Dirty Secrets of Washington Elites
    President Obama calls his vast domestic spying operation a "modest encroachment on privacy."
    June 10, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News
  • Obama defends NSA surveillance: 'Nobody is listening to your phonecalls'
    President Obama has called NSA surveillance a "modest encroachment" on privacy.
    June 10, 2013 - ZDNet
  • Obama defends surveillance effort as 'trade-off' for security
    By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday staunchly defended the sweeping U.S. government surveillance of Americans' phone and internet activity, calling it a "modest encroachment" on privacy that was necessary to defend the United States from attack. "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That's not what this program is about ...
    June 8, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Hans-Rudolf Merz in International Herald Tribune
    Banking secrecy shall be guaranteed in the future,Merz said, defiantly rejecting foreign criticism of how Swiss banks work. "Protecting the private sphere against unjustified government encroachment is deeply rooted."
  • James Madison in OpEdNews
    James Madison said, "I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the rights of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
  • John Paul Stevens in Los Angeles Times
    On his final day as a justice, John Paul Stevens said he continued to believe the 2nd Amendment was "adopted to protect the states from federal encroachment," not to undercut their gun laws.

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