- To commit an offense or a sin; transgress or err. (verb-intransitive)
- Law To commit an unlawful injury to the person, property, or rights of another, with actual or implied force or violence, especially to enter onto another's land wrongfully. (verb-intransitive)
- To infringe on the privacy, time, or attention of another: "I must . . . not trespass too far on the patience of a good-natured critic” ( Henry Fielding). (verb-intransitive)
- Transgression of a moral or social law, code, or duty. (noun)
- Law The act of trespassing. (noun)
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