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Verb: trespass  'tres,pas or tres-pus [N. Amer], tres-pus [Brit]
  1. Enter unlawfully on someone's property
    "Don't trespass on my land!";
    - intrude
     
  2. Make excessive use of
    "She is trespassing upon my privacy";
    - take advantage
     
  3. Break the law
     
  4. Commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
    - sin, transgress
     
  5. Pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
    - transgress, overstep
Noun: trespass  'tres,pas or tres-pus [N. Amer], tres-pus [Brit]
  1. A wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
     
  2. Entry to another's property without right or permission
    - encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpation

Derived forms: trespassed, trespassing, trespasses

Type of: actus reus, breach, break, civil wrong, go across, go against, go through, infract, misconduct, offend, pass, tort, transgress, use, violate, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Encyclopedia: Trespass