- 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
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OTHER WORDS FROM trespasstres·pass·er, nounnon·tres·pass, nounun·tres·passed, adjectiveun·tres·pass·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for trespass
They were shipping a lion to San Francisco, and the roaring and confusion were all very satisfactory to the trespasser.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
It should require that the trespasser should pay for the entire subdivision trespassed upon.
Then he lay in wait for the first trespasser, who chanced to be the vicar on his way to baptise a sick baby.A Drake by George!|John Trevena
As soon as he saw the trespasser Hubbs went for his gun, and returning with it, shot the intruding pig.Historic Adventures|Rupert S. Holland
Mr. Hill accordingly gave orders for punishing the fox, as an original trespasser, which was done instantly.
British Dictionary definitions for trespass
- 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