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Meaning of TRESPASS

Pronunciation:  'trespus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  entry to another's property without right or permission
  2. [n]  a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
  3. [v]  pass beyond; of limits and boundaries
  4. [v]  commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
  5. [v]  break the law
  6. [v]  make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy"
  7. [v]  enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!"

TRESPASS is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: encroachment, intrude, intrusion, overstep, sin, take advantage, transgress, transgress, usurpation, violation
 See Also: actus reus, breach, break, break in, civil wrong, continuing trespass, encroach, entrench, fall, go across, go against, go through, impinge, infract, inroad, misconduct, offend, pass, tort, trench, trespass, trespass de bonis asportatis, trespass on the case, trespass quare clausum fregit, trespass viet armis, use, violate, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are trespassing, suggests that you are forcing your beliefs on others. It may also mean that you are being overly attentive and need to give someone their breathing room.