Trespass
Trespass 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.] [1913 Webster]

Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce . . . trespassed out of this uncertain world. --Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord. --2 Chron. xxviii. 22. [1913 Webster]


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  • Trespass — Tres pass, n. [OF. trespas, F. tr[ e]pas death. See {Trespass}, v.] 1. Any injury or offence done to another. [1913 Webster] I you forgive all wholly this trespass. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • trespass — tres‧pass [ˈtrespəs ǁ pəs, pæs] verb [intransitive] LAW PROPERTY to go onto someone s land or into their property without their permission: trespass on • Union organizers had trespassed on company premises to try and recruit new members. trespass …   Financial and business terms

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  • trespass — [tres′pəs; ] also, esp. for v. [, tres′pas΄] vi. [ME trespassen < OFr trespasser < VL * transpassare, to pass across < L trans ,TRANS + VL * passare, to pass < L passus: see PACE1] 1. to go beyond the limits of what is considered… …   English World dictionary

  • trespass — ► VERB 1) enter someone s land or property without their permission. 2) (trespass on) make unfair claims on or take advantage of (something). 3) (trespass against) archaic or literary commit an offence against. ► NOUN 1) Law entry to a person s… …   English terms dictionary

  • trespass — [n] invasion, offense breach, contravention, crime, delinquency, encroachment, entrenchment, error, evildoing, fault, infraction, infringement, iniquity, injury, intrusion, misbehavior, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, obtrusion, poaching, sin,… …   New thesaurus

  • trespass — (v.) c.1300, transgress, offend, sin, from O.Fr. trespasser pass beyond or across, from tres beyond (from L. trans ) + passer go by, pass (see PASS (Cf. pass) (v.)). Meaning enter unlawfully is first attested in forest laws of Scottish Parliament …   Etymology dictionary

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