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trespass

tres·pass

trespass

 
 
pronunciation:
tres paes [or] tre sps
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in law, an act of entering upon or invading the property, rights, or person of another without permission and with the actual or implied use of force.
synonyms:
encroachment, intrusion
similar words:
breaking and entering, infringement, invasion
definition 2: an offense or sin, as against a moral or religious law or duty; transgression.
synonyms:
offense, sin, transgression, wrong, wrongdoing
similar words:
breach, crime, error, infraction, misdeed, misstep, violation
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: trespassed, trespasses, trespassing
definition 1: in law, to enter upon or invade the property, rights, or person of another without permission and with the implied or actual use of force.
synonyms:
encroach
similar words:
infringe, intrude, invade
definition 2: to invade or encroach upon the privacy, time, or attention of another; infringe (usu. fol. by on or upon).
synonyms:
encroach, entrench, impinge, infringe, intrude
similar words:
breach, impose, invade
definition 3: to offend or sin against a moral or religious law or obligation; transgress.
synonyms:
err, offend, sin, transgress
similar words:
fall, lapse
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derivation: trespasser (n.)