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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.  --Chaucer. 
  If  ye  forgive  not  men  their  trespasses,  neither  will 
  your  Father  forgive  your  trespasses.  --Matt.  vi 
  2.  Any  voluntary  transgression  of  the  moral  law;  any 
  violation  of  a  known  rule  of  duty;  sin. 
  The  fatal  trespass  done  by  Eve.  --Milton. 
  You  .  .  .  who  were  dead  in  trespasses  and  sins. 
  --Eph.  if  1. 
  3.  (Law) 
  a  An  unlawful  act  committed  with  force  and  violence  (vi 
  et  armis)  on  the  person,  property,  or  relative  rights 
  of  another. 
  b  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 
  Syn:  Offense;  breach;  infringement;  transgression; 
  misdemeanor;  misdeed. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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}] 
  v  1:  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 
  3:  break  the  law 
  4:  pass  beyond;  of  limits  and  boundaries  [syn:  {transgress},  {overstep}] 

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