Trespass on the case
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 Father forgive your trespasses. --Matt. vi. 15. [1913 Webster]

2. Any voluntary transgression of the moral law; any violation of a known rule of duty; sin. [1913 Webster]

The fatal trespass done by Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

You . . . who were dead in trespasses and sins. --Eph. if. 1. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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

{Trespass on the case}. (Law) See {Action on the case}, under {Case}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Offense; breach; infringement; transgression; misdemeanor; misdeed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Action on the case — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • action on the case — A common law species of personal action of formerly extensive application, otherwise called trespass on the case, or simply case, from the circumstance of the plaintiffs whole case or cause of complaint being set forth at length in the original… …   Black's law dictionary

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