Tres"pass (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Trespassed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Trespassing.] [OF. trespasser to go across or over,
transgress, F. trépasser to die; pref. tres- (L.
trans across, over) + passer to pass. See Pass,
v. i., and cf. Transpass.] 1.
To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.
Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce . . .
trespassed out of this uncertain world. Ld.
2. (Law) To commit a trespass; esp., to
enter unlawfully upon the land of another.
3. To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience
by demand or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time
or patience of another.
4. To commit any offense, or to do any act that
injures or annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude, to the injury
of another; hence, in a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine
law or command; to violate any known rule of duty; to sin; -- often
followed by against.
In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more
against the Lord. 2 Chron. xxviii. 22.
Tres"pass (?), n. [OF. trespas, F.
trépas death. See Trespass, v.]
1. Any injury or offence done to another.
I you forgive all wholly this trespass.
If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will
your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt. vi.
2. Any voluntary transgression of the moral law;
any violation of a known rule of duty; sin.
The fatal trespass done by Eve.
You . . . who were dead in trespasses and
sins. Eph. if. 1.
3. (Law) (a) An unlawful act
committed with force and violence (vi et armis) on the person,
property, or relative rights of another. (b) An
action for injuries accompanied with force.
Trespass offering (Jewish Antiq.), an
offering in expiation of a trespass. -- Trespass on the
case. (Law) See Action on the case, under
Syn. -- Offense; breach; infringement; transgression;