trespass
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: trĕs'pəs, IPA: /ˈtɹɛspəs/
  • (America) enPR: trĕs'pǎs, IPA: /ˈtɹɛspæs/
Noun

trespass

  1. sin [1290]
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matthew [http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1611_Matthew-Chapter-6/#14–15 6:14–15]:
      Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us
  2. (legal) At common law, any of various torts involving intentional interference of another's property or person. Modernly, trespass survives as the following torts: Battery, Assault, False Imprisonment, Trespass to Land, and Trespass to Chattels.
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trespass (trespasses, present participle trespassing; past and past participle trespassed)

  1. (intransitive, now rare) To commit an offence; to sin.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 2 Chronicles 28:22 ↗:
      In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To offend against, to wrong (someone).
    • 1526, Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Matthew 6:14
      And forgeve us oure trespases, even as we forgeve them which trespas us.
  3. (intransitive) To go too far; to put someone to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude.
    to trespass upon the time or patience of another
  4. (legal) To enter someone else's property illegally.
  5. (obsolete) To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.
    • Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce […] trespassed out of this uncertain world.
  6. (transitive) To decree that a person shall be arrested for trespassing if he or she returns to someone else's land.
    The dean trespassed the streaker from his university.
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