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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
  • 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
  • And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
  • Trespassing—that's what he had done.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • Any trespasser found by the guard is to be held at the tower.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • "Trespassing," I said flippantly.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "And forgive us our trespasses—forgive us our trespasses," he repeats, sighing deeply, "as we forgive others ....
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • I must apologae if I have been trespassing on Lancelot's preserves.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He knew if he trespassed once again on our land my father would kill him.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Toller lets him loose every night, and God help the trespasser whom he lays his fangs upon.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Cole had earlier that evening directed her deputies to mass-evict all of them, on the pretense of unlawful trespass.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • And then it registered on me exactly which amazing mansion we were trespassing on, and I hurried across the bridge to him.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • They trespassed upon my thoughts.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • I have trespassed into his home, the way he slithered into mine last year, hissing threats with his bloody, rosy breath.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She had reproached him for being hurried into irrevocable trespass,—she, who had been so weak herself.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • If there's any truth at all to D'Ablo's ramblings, perhaps ingesting it would shield you against the Grim Reaper's trespasses once again."
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds

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