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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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