Ac*croach" (#), v. t. [OE. acrochen, accrochen, to obtain, OF. acrochier, F. accrocher; a (L. ad) + croc hook (E. crook).]
To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.
To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.
They had attempted to accroach to themselves royal power.
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