trespassing


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trespassing - gradually intrusive without right or permissiontrespassing - gradually intrusive without right or permission; "we moved back from the encroaching tide"; "invasive tourists"; "trespassing hunters"
intrusive - tending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"
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At the same time I felt a little jealousy, a little grudge, that any one else should love them as well as I, and if the poem had not been so beautiful I should have hated the poet for trespassing on my ground.
My blatant trespassing has saved you from that, at least.
A little way past the inn we came upon a notice-board whereon the lord of the manor warned all wayfarers against trespassing on the common by making encampments, lighting fires or cutting firewood thereon, and to this fortunate circumstance I owe the most interesting story my companion had to tell.
The killing of livestock is not the answer or a solution to the problem of pastoralist herders trespassing onto the ranches in Laikipia.
CHILDREN were spotted on train tracks in Aigburth as new figures reveal trespassing is at an all time high.
A 51-YEAR-OLD Huddersfield woman has been fined hundreds of pounds for trespassing on a railway line.
A spokesman British Transport Police said: "New figures show one person every hour puts their life in danger by trespassing on the railway, with trespass now being at a 10-year high.
In 2016, 14 children were caught trespassing by police in Wales, with boys aged 14 to 16 being stopped the most.
ALARMING new figures reveal more people than ever are risking their lives on the North-east rail network by trespassing on the tracks.
SHOCKING CCTV has been released showing the dangers of trespassing on train tracks.
TRESPASSING on railways in Wales has hit an all-time high, raising concern for young people's lives as electrification work progresses.
Members of the media are advised that, the Acting Special Director of Public Prosecution and Head of Priority Crimes Litigation Unit, Dr Torie Pretorius SC, on the recommendation of the prosecutor and after having perused the evidence and consulted with the DPP: Free State, Advocate Xolisile Khanyile and the DPP: KZN, Advocate Moipone Noko decided to institute criminal prosecutions against Mr Julius Sello Malema on two counts of incitement to commit the crime of trespassing for his address in Magaung on 16 December 2014 and at a political rally held at Madadeni, Newcastle on 26 June 2016.