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Definition 1: entry to another's property without right or permission - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for trespass in the sense of this definition

(trespass is a kind of ...) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

"he denied any wrongdoing"

(... is a kind of trespass ) an encroachment or intrusion

"they made inroads in the United States market"

Definition 2: a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages - [noun denoting act]

(trespass is a kind of ...) (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought

(... is a kind of trespass ) trespass that is not transient or intermittent but continues as long as the offending object remains

"dumping his garbage on my land was a case of continuing trespass"

(... is a kind of trespass ) an action brought to recover damages from a person who has taken goods or property from its rightful owner

(... is a kind of trespass ) an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss

"a person struck by a log as it was thrown onto a road could maintain trespass against the thrower but one who was hurt by stumbling over it could maintain and action on the case"

(... is a kind of trespass ) the defendant unlawfully enters the land of the plaintiff

(... is a kind of trespass ) trespass with force and arms resulting in injury to another's person or property

Definition 3: pass beyond (limits or boundaries) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for trespass in the sense of this definition

(trespass is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(trespass is a kind of ...) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law" "break a promise"

Samples where trespass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't trespass on my land!

Synonyms for trespass in the sense of this definition

(trespass is a kind of ...) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law" "break a promise"

(... is a kind of trespass ) enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act

"Someone broke in while I was on vacation" "They broke into my car and stole my radio!" "who broke into my account last night?"

Synonyms for trespass in the sense of this definition

(trespass is a kind of ...) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law" "break a promise"

(... is a kind of trespass ) yield to temptation or sin

"Adam and Eve fell"

Samples where trespass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You are taking advantage of my good will!
  • She is trespassing upon my privacy

Synonyms for trespass in the sense of this definition

(trespass is a kind of ...) seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage

"She uses her influential friends to get jobs" "The president's wife used her good connections"

(... is a kind of trespass ) impinge or infringe upon

"This impinges on my rights as an individual" "This matter entrenches on other domains"

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