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American English: /ˈtrɛspəs/
, /ˈtrɛsˌpæs/
British English: /ˈtrɛspəs/

Translation of trespass in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (Law)
    (entrar sin autorización en propiedad ajena)
    they were trespassing on my land
    habían entrado en mi propiedad sin autorización
    no trespassing
    Example sentences
    • Their workmen had trespassed onto the Gregorys' property, uprooted shrubs, removed rockery stones and trampled down plants.
    • The landlord commenced proceedings for possession on the ground that the lease had ended and the tenant was trespassing.
    • The assailant was charged with trespassing, destruction of property and cruelty to animals.
    1.2 (encroach)to trespass (on something)that's his sphere and I don't want to trespass
    eso es de su competencia y no quiero entrometerme
    I've trespassed on your patience/generosity quite enough
    ya he abusado bastante de su paciencia/generosidad
    they have no right to trespass on her personal life like this
    no tienen ningún derecho a meterse así en su vida privada
    Example sentences
    • We were trespassing on the communion of their lunch, the remembrance of a thousand small-town diners, trailer-park kitchens and back-yard barbecues.
    • I felt he didn't actually know much about radical political movements of the time - trespassing on Conrad really.
    • When someone offends us we feel that they are trespassing on our rights.
  • 2 (offend) [archaic] as we forgive them that trespass against us
    así como nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores
    Example sentences
    • Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord.
    • The player who trespasses against the rules or ignores them is a ‘spoil-sport.’
    • We know in this, within a democracy, how to get tough and put in rigorous regimens of discipline, security without trespassing against the fundamental rights of human beings in a civilized society.


  • 1 uncountable and countable (Law)
    (entrada sin autorización en propiedad ajena)
    Example sentences
    • Thus in the field of tort, the traditional view is that claims in respect of torts to land, such as trespass and nuisance, can be brought only by an occupier with a property interest in the land (such as a lease), and not by a mere licensee.
    • The requirement of trespass places a civil law concept at the centre of the offence.
    • Perhaps you could give me a note, if that is appropriate, in due course, about the legislative history of trespass to Crown lands.
  • 2 countable (offense) [archaic] forgive us our trespasses
    Example sentences
    • After all, aren't they the guardians of the border, above all laws, sins, and trespasses?
    • Before his Damascus road experience, Paul was ‘dead in trespasses and sins.’
    • Others, with stay-at-home, nonpolitical wives, were appalled at her trespasses onto the male public sphere.
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