Trespass Tres"pass, n. [OF. trespas, F. tr['e]pas death. See {Trespass}, v.] 1. Any injury or offence done to another. [1913 Webster]

I you forgive all wholly this trespass. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. --Matt. vi. 15. [1913 Webster]

2. Any voluntary transgression of the moral law; any violation of a known rule of duty; sin. [1913 Webster]

The fatal trespass done by Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

You . . . who were dead in trespasses and sins. --Eph. if. 1. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Trespass offering} (Jewish Antiq.), an offering in expiation of a trespass.

{Trespass on the case}. (Law) See {Action on the case}, under {Case}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Offense; breach; infringement; transgression; misdemeanor; misdeed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.