trespassing(redirected from trespassings)
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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)
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.]
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|Adj.||1.||trespassing - 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"