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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Carlson was fined $1000 for trespassing on government property.
▪ Get out of the yard! Can't you see the sign? It says "No Trespassing."
▪ A knock sounded, trespassing upon her reflections.
▪ According to its critics, it could result in walkers getting lost, trespassing, squabbling with farmers and even being injured.
▪ But the Galaxy is great, and it has happened before that a boundary has been trespassed unwittingly.
▪ Carlisle warned that anyone caught trespassing will be banned from the facility when it opens Oct. 25.
▪ Farmers have barricaded their fields to prevent partygoers from trespassing on their land.
▪ However, as is often the case with these ranch roads, the sign means no trespassing on their property.
▪ I have trespassed and will retreat back to Cambo and to the country just to the south of it.
▪ Many reasons were given, from Health and Safety Regulations, destroying the environment, to trespassing on to archaeological sites.
Trespassers will be prosecuted.
▪ An individual or organisation may face action for a variety of Torts e.g. defamation, negligence, nuisance or trespass.
▪ Forgive men their trespasses....
▪ If he does, if he practices any philosophical trespass around here, I will call the cops.
▪ It doesn't recommend trespass, it urges that you should consult the police and get third-party liability insurance.
▪ One traveller, Lisa Miller, is due to appear in court on charges of criminal trespass dating back several months.
▪ The Court chose not to face head-on the problem of state trespass statutes which conflicted with constitutional prohibitions against racial discrimination.
▪ The court held that necessity was a defence to the claim in trespass and nuisance.
▪ This trespass meant that no one must go inside the property because it was not public like a park, but private.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Trespass \Tres"pass\, n. [OF. trespas, F. tr['e]pas death. See Trespass, v.]

  1. Any injury or offence done to another.

    I you forgive all wholly this trespass.

    If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
    --Matt. vi. 15.

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

    The fatal trespass done by Eve.

    You . . . who were dead in trespasses and sins.
    --Eph. if. 1.

  3. (Law)

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

    2. An action for injuries accompanied with force.

      Trespass offering (Jewish Antiq.), an offering in expiation of a trespass.

      Trespass on the case. (Law) See Action on the case, under Case.

      Syn: Offense; breach; infringement; transgression; misdemeanor; misdeed.


Trespass \Tres"pass\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trespassed; p. pr. & vb. n. Trespassing.] [ OF. trespasser to go across or over, transgress, F. tr['e]passer to die; pref. tres- (L. trans across, over) + passer to pass. See Pass, v. i., and cf. Transpass.]

  1. To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go. [Obs.]

    Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce . . . trespassed out of this uncertain world.
    --Ld. Berners.

  2. (Law) To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another.

  3. 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. 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.

    In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord.
    --2 Chron. xxviii. 22.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "transgress in some active manner, commit an aggressive offense, to sin," from Old French trespasser "pass beyond or across, cross, traverse; infringe, violate," from tres- "beyond" (from Latin trans-; see trans-) + passer "go by, pass" (see pass (v.)). Meaning "enter unlawfully" is first attested in forest laws of Scottish Parliament (c.1455). The Modern French descendant of Old French trespasser, trépasser, has come to be used euphemistically for "to die" (compare euphemistic use of cross over, and obituary). Related: Trespassed; trespassing.


c.1300, "a transgression," from Old French trespas, verbal noun from trespasser (see trespass (v.)). Related: Trespasses.


Etymology 1 n. 1 sin (1290) 2 (context legal English) 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. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context intransitive now rare English) To commit an offence; to sin. 2 (context transitive obsolete English) To offend against, to wrong (someone). 3 (context intransitive English) To go too far; to put someone to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude. 4 (context legal English) To enter someone else's property illegally. 5 (context obsolete English) To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.

  1. v. enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!" [syn: intrude]

  2. make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy" [syn: take advantage]

  3. break the law

  4. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law [syn: sin, transgress]

  5. pass beyond (limits or boundaries) [syn: transgress, overstep]

  1. n. 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 [syn: encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpation]


Trespass is an area of criminal law or 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 " or 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 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.

Trespass to land is today the tort most commonly associated with the term trespass; it takes the form of "wrongful interference with one's possessory rights in [real] property". Generally, it is not necessary to prove harm to a possessor's legally protected interest; liability for unintentional trespass varies by jurisdiction. " common law, every unauthorized entry upon the soil of another was a trespasser"; however, under the tort scheme established by the Restatement of Torts, liability for unintentional intrusions arises only under circumstances evincing negligence or where the intrusion involved a highly dangerous activity.

Trespass has also been treated as a common law offense in some countries.

Trespass (album)

Trespass is the second studio album from the English rock band Genesis, released in October 1970 on Charisma Records. Their last with guitarist Anthony Phillips and only record with drummer John Mayhew in the band's line-up, Trespass displayed a folk-flavoured progressive rock sound of the group that was a marked a departure from pop tunes on their first album, From Genesis to Revelation (1969).

Trespass was not a commercial success and it received some mixed reviews upon release. Following the band's growth in popularity in the 1980s, it peaked the UK chart at No. 98 for one week in 1984. The album is the first Genesis album released in the US. However the album reached No. 1 in Belgium, leading to the band's first overseas concerts there in March 1971. " The Knife" was released as a single in May 1971.

Trespass (1992 film)

Trespass is a 1992 action- crime- thriller movie directed by Walter Hill, starring Bill Paxton, Ice Cube, Ice-T, and William Sadler. Paxton and Sadler star as two firemen who decide to search an abandoned building for a hidden treasure but wind up being targeted by a street gang.

Trespass was written years earlier by a pre- Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale.

Trespass (disambiguation)

Trespass is the legal term for a direct violation of another person's property, usually land.

Trespass may also refer to:

  • Trespass (1992 film), starring Bill Paxton, Ice Cube, Ice-T, and William Sadler
    • Trespass (soundtrack)
    • Trespass (film score)
  • Trespass (2011 film), starring Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage
  • Trespass (clothing), a brand of outdoor clothing in the UK
  • Trespass (album), by Genesis
  • Trespass (band)
  • Trespassing (album), by Adam Lambert
Trespass (soundtrack)

The original soundtrack to the film Trespass was released in 1992. It features performances from a variety of hip hop acts, including Public Enemy, Black Sheep, and Sir Mix-a-Lot. The title track was performed by two actors from the film, Ice Cube and Ice-T. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in March 1994.

Trespass (film score)

The film score to the 1992 film Trespass, was heavily influenced by experimental jazz. The performers include producers Ry Cooder and Jim Keltner, as well as Jon Hassell.

Trespass (band)

Trespass are a heavy metal band from Suffolk, England. They were part of the new wave of British heavy metal at the beginning of the 1980s. The band reformed in 2015.

Trespass (2011 film)

Trespass is a 2011 American crime thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman as a married couple taken hostage by extortionists. Shooting on the project began in Shreveport, Louisiana, on August 30, 2010. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film was given a Video On Demand release and theatrical limited release in the United States on October 14, 2011. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc just a few weeks later on November 1, 2011.

Trespass (clothing)

Trespass is a privately owned international sportswear brand, specialising in skiwear, waterproof jackets, fleece, festival accessories, walking boots and camping gear. The company sells outdoor clothing in the wholesale market, through UK based retail stores and, more recently, through its online e-commerce website. Trespass's clothing, accessories, and gear range from entry level to more advanced.

Usage examples of "trespass".

The normative astronaut was Hickory Lee: quiet, fearfully efficient, solid drinker off duty, quick to anger if his rights were trespassed, and average in almost every other human reaction.

In short, Speckle Frew is less an island than it is a bestiary, and it is not to be trespassed lightly.

I sailed off on the Rio Viboro Campaign to drive the accursed French back from the southern coast of the northern mainlandit was those swine, trespassing excommunicants, who built the older part of this very fort, you know, Don Felipeand when I returned to Habana, he was already wed to the daughter of a well-heeled creole merchant.

All the persons comprised in this and the forgoing article were indulged with a general pardon of all attainders, outlawries, treasons, misprisons of treason, premunires, felonies, trespasses, and other crimes and misdemeanors whatsoever, committed since the beginning of the reign of James II.

When Dame Prudence had heard the answer of these men, she bade them go again privily, and she returned to her lord Meliboeus, and told him how she found his adversaries full repentant, acknowledging full lowly their sins and trespasses, and how they were ready to suffer all pain, requiring and praying him of mercy and pity.

Town bounties were taking their reiving toll, with the headhunters unafraid to ride out in force, and no centaur guardians to challenge their trespass.

I could arrest you for trespassing and a whole shitload of other things?

Technically they were trespassing on land owned by the Stinson Timber Company but as yet, nobody cared.

But perhaps the dossiers told of how Jake, Paul, and Gary had become close friends as well as climbing partners over the past few years, friends who trusted each other to the point of trespassing on the Himalaya Preserve just to get acclimated for the climb of their lives.

Then I paused, wondering if I was trespassing too far, then plunged ahead.

After a harsh winter, a Blackfeet hunting party came down out of the mountains, trespassing on Crow land.

Here we are in the middle of nowhere listening to the stow of a murderer who is annoyed at us for trespassing on the scene of his crime.

The feelings of a man hereditarily sensitive to property accused her of a trespassing imprudence, and knowing himself, by testimony of his household, his tenants, and the neighbourhood, and the world as well, amiable when he received his dues, he contemplated her with an air of stiff-backed ill-treatment, not devoid of a certain sanctification of martyrdom.

She had lost her defendant at the first hearing, committed trespassing at Scanton Pharmaceuticals and allowed herself to be manipulated by a stripper.

A certain singular reserve of his, which alternated curiously with his perfect frankness, prevented them from trespassing so far on his individuality.