Definitions for: Trespass

[n] entry to another's property without right or permission
[n] a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
[v] pass beyond; of limits and boundaries
[v] commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
[v] break the law
[v] make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy"
[v] enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tres"pass, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trespassed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Trespassing.] [OF. trespasser to go across or
over, transgress, F. tr['e]passer to die; pref. tres- (L.
trans across, over) + passer to pass. See Pass, v. i., and
cf. Transpass.]
1. To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to
go. [Obs.]

Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce . . .
trespassed out of this uncertain world. --Ld.

2. (Law) To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon
the land of another.

3. To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand
or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time
or patience of another.

4. To commit any offense, or to do any act that injures or
annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude, to the
injury of another; hence, in a moral sense, to transgress
voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any
known rule of duty; to sin; -- often followed by against.

In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more
against the Lord. --2 Chron.
xxviii. 22.

Tres"pass, n. [OF. trespas, F. tr['e]pas death. See
Trespass, v.]
1. Any injury or offence done to another.

I you forgive all wholly this trespass. --Chaucer.

If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will
your Father forgive your trespasses. --Matt. vi.

2. Any voluntary transgression of the moral law; any
violation of a known rule of duty; sin.

The fatal trespass done by Eve. --Milton.

You . . . who were dead in trespasses and sins.
--Eph. if. 1.

3. (Law)
(a) An unlawful act committed with force and violence (vi
et armis) on the person, property, or relative rights
of another.
(b) An action for injuries accompanied with force.

Trespass offering (Jewish Antiq.), an offering in expiation
of a trespass.

Trespass on the case. (Law) See Action on the case, under

Syn: Offense; breach; infringement; transgression;
misdemeanor; misdeed.

Synonyms: encroachment, intrude, intrusion, overstep, sin, take advantage, transgress, transgress, usurpation, violation

See Also: actus reus, breach, break, break in, civil wrong, continuing trespass, encroach, entrench, fall, go across, go against, go through, impinge, infract, inroad, misconduct, offend, pass, tort, trench, trespass, trespass de bonis asportatis, trespass on the case, trespass quare clausum fregit, trespass viet armis, use, violate, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

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