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TRES'PASS, L. trans, beyond, and passer, to pass.

1. Literally, to pass beyond hence primarily, to pass over the boundary line of another's land to enter unlawfully upon the land of another. A man may trespass by walking over the ground of another, and the law gives a remedy for damages sustained.
2. To commit any offense or to do any act that injures or annoys another to violate any rule of rectitude to the injury of another.

If any man shall trespass against his neighbor, and an oath be laid upon him-- 1 Kings 8 . See Luke 17 . 3 . and 4.

3. In a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command to violate any known rule of duty.

In the time of his disease did he trespass yet more. 2 Chronicles 28

We have trespassed against our God. Ezra 10 .

4. To intrude to go too far to put to inconvenience by demand or importunity as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.

TRES'PASS, n. In law, violation of another's rights, not amounting to treason, felony, or misprision of either. Thus to enter another's close, is a trespass to attack his person is a trespass. When violence accompanies the act, it is called a trespass 6et armis.

1. Any injury or offense done to another.

If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6

2. Any voluntary transgression of the moral law any violation of a known rule of duty sin. Colossians 2

You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Ephesians 2

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Trespass'. King James Dictionary.

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