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      vb   intr  
1    often foll by: on or upon   to go or intrude (on the property, privacy, or preserves of another) with no right or permission  
2      (Law)   to commit trespass, esp. to enter wrongfully upon land belonging to another  
3    Archaic   often foll by: against   to sin or transgress  
4      (Law)  
a    any unlawful act committed with force or violence, actual or implied, which causes injury to another person, his property, or his rights  
b    a wrongful entry upon another's land  
c    an action to recover damages for such injury or wrongful entry  
5    an intrusion on another's privacy or preserves  
6    a sin or offence  
     (C13: from Old French trespas a passage, from trespasser to pass through, from tres- trans- + passer, ultimately from Latin passus a pace1)  
  trespasser      n  
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1    encroach, infringe, intrude, invade, obtrude, poach  
2      (archaic)   offend, sin, transgress, violate, wrong  
3    encroachment, infringement, intrusion, invasion, poaching, unlawful entry, wrongful entry  
4    breach, crime, delinquency, error, evildoing, fault, infraction, iniquity, injury, misbehaviour, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanour, offence, sin, transgression, wrongdoing  

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