- an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another, committed with force or violence, actual or implied.
- a wrongful entry upon the lands of another.
- the action to recover damages for such an injury.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of trespass
SYNONYMS FOR trespass
OTHER WORDS FROM trespasstres·pass·er, nounnon·tres·pass, nounun·tres·passed, adjectiveun·tres·pass·ing, adjective
Words nearby trespass
Example sentences from the Web for trespasser
I was as much a trespasser now as he was, and I could see at a glance that he knew it.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales|Arthur Conan Doyle
The St. Legers have always been at peace with their fellow-men, yet I would not be caught a trespasser.The Story of Bawn|Katharine Tynan
Here the trespasser had paused to stretch himself, setting his claws deep into the bark.The Watchers of the Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
He was yesterday arrested and tried as a trespasser, and condemned to imprisonment.The Magic City|Edith Nesbit
A suit against the trespasser was won in 1794, but in 1801 his tenant was still in possession, poor, and refusing to pay rent.The Moravians in Georgia|Adelaide L. Fries
British Dictionary definitions for trespasser
- any unlawful act committed with force or violence, actual or implied, which causes injury to another person, his property, or his rights
- a wrongful entry upon another's land
- an action to recover damages for such injury or wrongful entry