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tres·pass

 (trĕs′pəs, -păs′)
intr.v. tres·passed, tres·pass·ing, tres·pass·es
1. Law To commit an unlawful injury to the person, property, or rights of another, with actual or implied force or violence, especially to enter onto another's land wrongfully.
2. To infringe on the privacy, time, or attention of another: "I must ... not trespass too far on the patience of a good-natured critic" (Henry Fielding).
3. To commit an offense or a sin; transgress or err.
n. (trĕs′păs′, -pəs)
1. Law
a. The act of trespassing.
b. A suit brought for trespassing.
2. An intrusion or infringement on another.
3. The transgression of a moral or social law, code, or duty. See Synonyms at breach.

[Middle English trespassen, from Old French trespasser : tres-, over (from Latin trāns-; see trans-) + passer, to pass; see pass.]

tres′pass·er n.

trespass

(ˈtrɛspəs)
vb (intr)
1. (often foll by: on or upon) to go or intrude (on the property, privacy, or preserves of another) with no right or permission
2. (Law) law to commit trespass, esp to enter wrongfully upon land belonging to another
3. archaic (often foll by against) to sin or transgress
n
4. (Law) law
a. any unlawful act committed with force or violence, actual or implied, which causes injury to another person, his property, or his rights
b. a wrongful entry upon another's land
c. an action to recover damages for such injury or wrongful entry
5. an intrusion on another's privacy or preserves
6. a sin or offence
[C13: from Old French trespas a passage, from trespasser to pass through, from tres- trans- + passer, ultimately from Latin passus a pace1]
ˈtrespasser n

tres•pass

(ˈtrɛs pəs, -pæs)

n.
1.
a. wrongful entry upon the lands of another.
b. an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another.
c. the action to recover damages for such injury.
2. an encroachment or intrusion.
3. an offense, sin, or wrong.
v.i.
4. to commit a trespass.
5. to encroach on a person's privacy, time, etc.; infringe (usu. fol. by on or upon).
6. to commit a transgression or offense; transgress; offend; sin.
[1250–1300; Middle English trespas transgression < Old French, derivative of trespasser=tres- (< Latin trāns- trans-) + passer to pass]
tres′pass•er, n.
syn: trespass, encroach, infringe imply overstepping boundaries or violating the rights of others. To trespass is to invade the property or rights of another, esp. to pass unlawfully within the boundaries of private land: The hunters trespassed on the farmer's fields. To encroach is to intrude, gradually and often stealthily, on the territory, rights, or privileges of another, so that a footing is imperceptibly established: The sea slowly encroached on the land. To infringe is to break in upon or invade another's rights, customs, or the like, by violating or disregarding them: to infringe on a patent.

trespass


Past participle: trespassed
Gerund: trespassing

Imperative
trespass
trespass
Present
I trespass
you trespass
he/she/it trespasses
we trespass
you trespass
they trespass
Preterite
I trespassed
you trespassed
he/she/it trespassed
we trespassed
you trespassed
they trespassed
Present Continuous
I am trespassing
you are trespassing
he/she/it is trespassing
we are trespassing
you are trespassing
they are trespassing
Present Perfect
I have trespassed
you have trespassed
he/she/it has trespassed
we have trespassed
you have trespassed
they have trespassed
Past Continuous
I was trespassing
you were trespassing
he/she/it was trespassing
we were trespassing
you were trespassing
they were trespassing
Past Perfect
I had trespassed
you had trespassed
he/she/it had trespassed
we had trespassed
you had trespassed
they had trespassed
Future
I will trespass
you will trespass
he/she/it will trespass
we will trespass
you will trespass
they will trespass
Future Perfect
I will have trespassed
you will have trespassed
he/she/it will have trespassed
we will have trespassed
you will have trespassed
they will have trespassed
Future Continuous
I will be trespassing
you will be trespassing
he/she/it will be trespassing
we will be trespassing
you will be trespassing
they will be trespassing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trespassing
you have been trespassing
he/she/it has been trespassing
we have been trespassing
you have been trespassing
they have been trespassing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trespassing
you will have been trespassing
he/she/it will have been trespassing
we will have been trespassing
you will have been trespassing
they will have been trespassing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trespassing
you had been trespassing
he/she/it had been trespassing
we had been trespassing
you had been trespassing
they had been trespassing
Conditional
I would trespass
you would trespass
he/she/it would trespass
we would trespass
you would trespass
they would trespass
Past Conditional
I would have trespassed
you would have trespassed
he/she/it would have trespassed
we would have trespassed
you would have trespassed
they would have trespassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trespass - a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damagestrespass - a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
civil wrong, tort - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
continuing trespass - trespass that is not transient or intermittent but continues as long as the offending object remains; "dumping his garbage on my land was a case of continuing trespass"
trespass de bonis asportatis - an action brought to recover damages from a person who has taken goods or property from its rightful owner
trespass on the case - an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss; "a person struck by a log as it was thrown onto a road could maintain trespass against the thrower but one who was hurt by stumbling over it could maintain and action on the case"
trespass quare clausum fregit - the defendant unlawfully enters the land of the plaintiff
trespass viet armis - trespass with force and arms resulting in injury to another's person or property
2.trespass - entry to another's property without right or permissiontrespass - entry to another's property without right or permission
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
inroad - an encroachment or intrusion; "they made inroads in the United States market"
Verb1.trespass - enter unlawfully on someone's propertytrespass - enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
break in, break - enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!"; "who broke into my account last night?"
take advantage, trespass - make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy"
2.trespass - make excessive use oftrespass - make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy"
impinge, trench, encroach, entrench - impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
use - seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president's wife used her good connections"
3.trespass - break the lawtrespass - break the law        
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
4.trespass - commit a sintrespass - commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
fall - yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
5.trespass - pass beyond (limits or boundaries)trespass - pass beyond (limits or boundaries)  
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"

trespass

verb
1. intrude, infringe, encroach, enter without permission, invade, poach, obtrude They were trespassing on private property.
2. (Archaic) sin, offend, transgress, commit a sin Forgive those who trespass against us.

trespass

verb
1. To violate a moral or divine law:
2. Law. To enter forcibly or illegally:
noun
1. An act or instance of breaking a law or regulation or of nonfulfillment of an obligation or promise, for example:
2. The act of entering a building or room with the intent to commit theft:
3. An advance beyond proper or legal limits:
Translations
ذَنْب، تَعَدٍّيَتَعَدّى على، يَتَجاوَز، يَخْرِق
vniknout bez povolenívniknutí
birtokháborítás
fara í heimildarleysi inn á eign annars
neteisėtai įeitineteisėtas įėjimas
ieiet bez atļaujas svešā teritorijāprivātīpašuma robežu pārkāpšana
vstúpiť na cudzí majetok
nepooblaščeno hoditinepooblaščeno vstopiti
izinsiz girmeizinsiz girmek

trespass

[ˈtrespəs]
A. VI
1. (on land) → entrar ilegalmente (on en) "no trespassing""prohibida la entrada"
to trespass upon (fig) → abusar de
may I trespass upon your kindness to ask that ... > (frm) → permítame abusar de su amabilidad pidiendo que ...
to trespass upon sb's privacyinvadir la vida íntima de algn
2. (= do wrong) (Rel) → pecar (against contra) to trespass against (Jur) → infringir, violar
B. N
1. (on land) → entrada f ilegal, invasión f (de propiedad ajena)
2. (= transgression) → infracción f, violación f (Rel) → pecado m
forgive us our trespassesperdónanos nuestras deudas

trespass

[ˈtrɛspəs] vi
(on private property, land)pénétrer sans autorisation
you're trespassing! → vous êtes sur une propriété privée!
"No trespassing" → "Propriété privée", "Défense d'entrer - Propriété privée"
to trespass on sth [+ private property, private land] → pénétrer sans autorisation dans qch, entrer sans autorisation dans qch
to trespass on sth (fig) [+ privacy] → faire intrusion dans qch

trespass

vi
(on property) → unbefugt betreten (→ on sth etw acc); “no trespassing”Betreten verboten; you’re trespassingSie dürfen sich hier nicht aufhalten
to trespass (up)on somebody’s rights/area of responsibilityin jds Rechte/Verantwortungsbereich (acc)eingreifen; to trespass (up)on somebody’s privacyjds Privatsphäre verletzen; to trespass (up)on somebody’s kindness/timejds Freundlichkeit/Zeit überbeanspruchen
(Bibl) as we forgive them that trespass against uswie wir vergeben unseren Schuldigern
n
(Bibl) forgive us our trespassesvergib uns unsere Schuld

trespass

[ˈtrɛspəs]
1. vi to trespass (on) (on land) → entrare abusivamente (in) (fig) (on time, hospitality) → abusare (di)
"no trespassing" → "proprietà privata", "vietato l'accesso"
2. n (on land) → transito abusivo

trespass

(ˈtrespəs) verb
to enter illegally. You are trespassing (on my land).
noun
the act of trespassing.
ˈtrespasser noun
a person who trespasses.
References in classic literature ?
By the time I had got to the corner, the trespassers, whoever they were, had run into the shrubbery at the off side of the walk, and were hidden from sight among the thick trees and bushes in that part of the grounds.
And remind me to have a board done about trespassers, and spring guns, and all that sort of thing, to keep the common people out.
I beg your pardon, sir--but I think there have been trespassers here to-day.
be no place for D, E, F and G to be born, or, born as trespassers, to
A hasty pursuit and brief search of the grounds in the belief that the trespasser was some one secretly visiting a servant proving fruitless, he entered at the unlocked door and mounted the stairs to my mother's chamber.
Scarlett Trent," she said, "it is I who should apologise, for I am a flagrant trespasser.
Here it was even worse than in the garden; there Boxtel was only a trespasser, here he was a thief.
At first she thought it was some trespasser, but a second look showed her that it was her uncle returning from an early dip into the sea.
A warning snarl told him that the trespasser was Spitz.
Toller lets him loose every night, and God help the trespasser whom he lays his fangs upon.
Mr Kingsbury is plagued by trespassers because his farm is near a town.
The first Connecticut settlers were legally trespassers on their territory and could base their rights only in occupation and purchase from the Indians.