Trespass

Tres"pass

(?), n. [OF. trespas, F. trpas death. See Trespass, v.] 1. Any injury or offence done to another.
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I you forgive all wholly this trespass.
Chaucer.
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If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matt. vi. 15.
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2. Any voluntary transgression of the moral law; any violation of a known rule of duty; sin.
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The fatal trespass done by Eve.
Milton.
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You . . . who were dead in trespasses and sins.
Eph. if. 1.
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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.
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Trespass offering (Jewish Antiq.), an offering in expiation of a trespass. -- Trespass on the case. (Law) See Action on the case, under Case.
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Syn. -- Offense; breach; infringement; transgression; misdemeanor; misdeed.
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