trespass

Part of speech: noun

TRESPASSER.

Part of speech: verb

To pass the bounds of propriety or rectitude; err; sin.

Part of speech: noun

Any transgression of law or rule of duty; offense; sin.

Part of speech: noun

Any invasion of another's rights, as wrongful entry on another's land.

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Usage examples "trespass":

  1. The carelessness of the bishops in the discharge of their most immediate duties obliged the legislature to trespass in the provinces most purely spiritual, and to undertake the discipline of the clergy. - "The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.", Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.
  2. He might meet you in after years when you had forgotten all about your trespass- if indeed you had ever been conscious of it- and " stoush" you unexpectedly on the ear. - "Over the Sliprails", Henry Lawson.
  3. Instead of keeping at a distance from all sin, in which alone consists our safety, they will be apt not to care how near they approach what they conceive to be the boundary line; if they have not actually passed it, there is no harm done, it is no trespass. - "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.", William Wilberforce.