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trespass

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Definition to enter another's property without right or permission

There are other less common senses of the word trespass.  They all involve going beyond acceptable limits—such as violating a moral law. See a comprehensive dictionary for more detail.
  • Since the door was wide open, she was charged with trespassing rather than breaking and entering.
trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • The activist was charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot.
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • Vandalism and trespassing weren't big-time crimes, but Officer Delinko was intrigued by the continuing pattern of mischief at the future site of Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • Some local hunters, it turns out, had cut the chain, ridden the basket across, and secured it to the far side in order to make it harder for outsiders to cross the Teklanika and trespass on their turf.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • trespass = enter another's property without right or permission
  • Papa didn't take too kind to trespass.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • trespass = someone entering his property without permission
  • So Pahom was well contented, and everything would have been right if the neighboring peasants would only not have trespassed on his cornfields and meadows.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • trespassed = entered another's property without right or permission
  • NO TRESPASSING!
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • Chuck Muckle exhorted the newly arrived lawmen to arrest the protesters for trespassing, truancy, and disturbing the peace.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • Assault and trespassing, too!
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • "That's an assault," Officer Delinko said, "to go along with the attempted burglary, trespassing, destruction of private property, and so forth."
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • Trespassing, obviously.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • Again the trespassers had methodically removed every survey marker and filled in the stake holes.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • trespassers = people who enter another's property without right or permission
  • It's trespassing and malicious mischief.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • Leaving the river for a day to track a herd of wild horses, he came across a sign warning that he was trespassing on the U.S. Army's highly restricted Yuma Proving Ground.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • trespassing = entering another's property without right or permission
  • And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
  • I couldn't help thinking of them as trespassers.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The majestic walls and the glittering, filigreed chandeliers seem to stare at the unworthy trespassers with disdain.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Then it was never 'Trespassers will be prosecuted' in their land, but would people please not come in?
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • He wanted to kick the soft white bodies into the Atlantic Ocean; he wanted to scream to all of them that they were trespassers and thieves.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • To us, though, they were trespassers who might see things they shouldn't see.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune

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