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  • n. One who trespasses; an interloper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who enters upon another's land, or violates his rights.
  • n. A transgressor of the moral law; an offender; a sinner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who trespasses, or commits a trespass; one who invades another's property or rights, or who does a wrongful act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission


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  • If the trespasser is a child, you face a greater risk of liability, especially if the child was drawn to your property by an “attractive nuisance,” such as a pond or high tower or some fascinating machine.


  • When any trespass is done against us, it is good to remember that the trespasser is a brother, which furnishes us with qualifying consideration.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • The man, whom Caltrain described as a trespasser, was struck by southbound train No. 236 at

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The outraged protesters pulled the fence away and sprayed 'trespasser' on the container. The Northern Star

  • We highlight the proposed legislation in Arizona which if passed will make every undocumented worker in the state a criminal "trespasser".

    Radio Project Front Page Podcast

  • Carter secures pardon for US 'trespasser' in N Korea - Photown News

  • Cute of Xinhua, by the way, to refer to Park as a "trespasser," making no reference to the reason Park walked up to the borders guards in broad daylight, petition in hand, while reporting his "confession" to the North Koreans as fact.

    One Free Korea

  • Amtrak's Empire Builder train from Chicago to Seattle struck a "trespasser" along the tracks near Dundee Road about 3 p.m.,


  • /2/But when a man shoots at the butts and wounds a man, though it is against his will, he shall be called a trespasser against his intent. "

    The Common Law

  • Thus it should follow that when a policeman acting ultra vires charges into someone’s house, he should be treated no differently to any other kind of trespasser, and if the occupant feels threatened, whatever force is proportionate in the circumstances (as he honestly (England & Wales)/reasonably and honestly (US) thought them to be) should be allowed.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Indiana Appellate Case on the Right to Resist a Police Officer’s Unlawful Entry


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