trespass

trespass
tres•pass
[[t]ˈtrɛs pəs, -pæs[/t]] n.
1) law
a) wrongful entry upon the lands of another
b) an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another
c) the action to recover damages for such injury
2) an encroachment or intrusion
3) an offense, sin, or wrong
4) law to commit a trespass
5) to encroach on a person's privacy, time, etc.; infringe (usu. fol. by on or upon)
6) to commit a transgression or offense; transgress; offend; sin
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME trespas transgression < OF, der. of trespasser=tres- (< L trāns- trans-) +passer to pass tres′pass•er, n. syn: trespass, encroach, infringe imply overstepping boundaries or violating the rights of others. To trespass is to invade the property or rights of another, esp. to pass unlawfully within the boundaries of private land: The hunters trespassed on the farmer's fields. To encroach is to intrude, gradually and often stealthily, on the territory, rights, or privileges of another, so that a footing is imperceptibly established: The sea slowly encroached on the land. To infringe is to break in upon or invade another's rights, customs, or the like, by violating or disregarding them: to infringe on a patent.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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