Ac*croach" (#), v. t. [OE. acrochen, accrochen, to obtain, OF. acrochier, F. accrocher; a (L. ad) + croc hook (E. crook).]

1.

To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.

[Obs.]

2.

To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.

They had attempted to accroach to themselves royal power. Stubbs.

 

© Webster 1913.

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