What does trespass mean?

Definitions for trespass
ˈtrɛs pəs, -pæstres·pass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trespassnoun

    a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages

  2. trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpationverb

    entry to another's property without right or permission

  3. trespass, intrudeverb

    enter unlawfully on someone's property

    "Don't trespass on my land!"

  4. trespass, take advantageverb

    make excessive use of

    "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy"

  5. trespassverb

    break the law

  6. sin, transgress, trespassverb

    commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

  7. transgress, trespass, overstepverb

    pass beyond (limits or boundaries)


  1. trespassnoun

    (1290) sin

    Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us uE000147725uE001 The Lord's Prayer. Matthew ch6. v.14, 15

  2. trespassnoun

    Any of various torts involving interference to another's enjoyment of his property, especially the act of being present on another's land without lawful excuse.

  3. trespassverb

    To commit an offence; to sin.

  4. trespassverb

    To offend against, to wrong (someone).

  5. trespassverb

    To enter someone else's property illegally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trespassverb

    to pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go

  2. Trespassverb

    to commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another

  3. Trespassverb

    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. Trespassverb

    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

  5. Trespass

    any injury or offence done to another

  6. Trespass

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

  7. Trespass

    an unlawful act committed with force and violence (vi et armis) on the person, property, or relative rights of another

  8. Trespass

    an action for injuries accompanied with force


  1. Trespass

    Trespass is an area of tort law broadly divided into three groups: trespass to the person, trespass to chattels and trespass to land. Trespass to the person historically involved six separate trespasses: threats, assault, battery, wounding, mayhem, and maiming. Through the evolution of the common law in various jurisdictions, and the codification of common law torts, most jurisdictions now broadly recognize three trespasses to the person: assault, which is "any act of such a nature as to excite an apprehension of battery"; battery, "any intentional and unpermitted contact with the plaintiff's person or anything attached to it and practically identified with it"; and false imprisonment, the "unlaw[ful] obstruct[ion] or depriv[ation] of freedom from restraint of movement". Trespass to chattels, also known as trespass to goods or trespass to personal property, is defined as "an intentional interference with the possession of personal property … proximately caus[ing] injury". Trespass to chattel, does not require a showing of damages. Simply the "intermeddling with or use of … the personal property" of another gives cause of action for trespass. Since CompuServe Inc. v. Cyber Promotions, various courts have applied the principles of trespass to chattel to resolve cases involving unsolicited bulk e-mail and unauthorized server usage.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trespass

    tres′pas, v.i. to pass over a limit or boundary: to enter unlawfully upon another's land: to inconvenience by importunity: to intrude: to injure or annoy another: to sin.—n. act of trespassing: any injury to another's person or property: a sin.—ns. Tres′passer; Tres′pass-off′ering, an offering in expiation of a trespass or sin (See Lev. xiv. 12-18). [O. Fr. trespasser (Fr. trépasser)—L. trans, across, passāre, to pass.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trespass in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trespass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of trespass in a Sentence

  1. Lesa Antone:

    No laws were broken. There are no police reports as far as being trespassed or entering after trespass. We are well within our rights. Just because they don't like what we're saying doesn't make it harassment.

  2. Robert Kirk:

    The FAA has taken the position that any regs that deal with air safety reside solely with the FAA, the trouble is going to be whenever someone comes after a drone operator and we’re moving into privacy and trespass, areas that are more traditionally in the realm of state and local authority.

  3. Douglas Gladden:

    This is a murder case, not a criminal trespass case. When Amber Guyger shot Allison Jean, Amber Guyger didn't take someone else's property. Amber Guyger took the life of a human being.

  4. Roger Stone:

    Your honor, I can only beseech you to give me a second chance, forgive me the trespass. I'm hurtfully sorry.

  5. Mary Nkaru:

    Suddenly we were being told that animals entering a neighbour's land could attract a trespass fine from their owner. It was crazy.

Images & Illustrations of trespass

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  • تعديArabic
  • eindringen, Hausfriedensbruch, Landfriedensbruch, unerlaubt betreten, unbefugt betretenGerman
  • παράνομη είσοδος, εισέρχομαι παρανόμως, παραβαίνω, παραβίαση, καταπατώGreek
  • incursión, allanamiento, ofender, traspaso, pecar, invasiónSpanish
  • kotirauhan rikkominen, tunkeutua, rikkoaFinnish
  • intrusionFrench
  • coireScottish Gaelic
  • अतिचारHindi
  • 不法侵入, 侵害, 侵入Japanese
  • huisvredebreukDutch
  • infringir, ofender, invadirPortuguese
  • посягательство, посягать, нарушение, нарушить, нарушать, посягнутьRussian

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. defiant
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