trespass: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tres'pus, -pas), [key]
— n.
    1. an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another, committed with force or violence, actual or implied.
    2. a wrongful entry upon the lands of another.
    3. the action to recover damages for such an injury.
  1. an encroachment or intrusion.
  2. an offense, sin, or wrong.
  1. to commit a trespass.
  2. to encroach on a person's privacy, time, etc.; infringe (usually fol. by on or upon).
  3. to commit a transgression or offense; transgress; offend; sin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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