Meaning

Primary

Overstepping Your Authority

Alternatives

Overstep One's Authority, Overstepping One's Authority

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

If you go beyond your rights, you are going too far. You're doing what you're not supposed to do, and you're overstepping your authority.

Reading

えっけん
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

お巡りさん、差し出がましいようですがそれは越権行為では無いでしょうか。

Officer, I’m afraid you are overstepping your bounds.

Kanji Composition