Definition of trespass noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrespəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrespəs//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] an act of trespassing on land See related entries: Types of crime
  2. 2[countable] (old use) something that you do that is morally wrong synonym sin
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in sense (2)): from Old French trespasser ‘pass over, trespass’, trespas ‘passing across’, from medieval Latin transpassare (see trans- and the verb pass).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trespass

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