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trespasser

Syllabification: tres·pass·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtrespəsər
 
, ˈtresˌpasər
 
/

Definition of trespasser in English:

noun

A person entering someone’s land or property without permission: a trespasser on his land
More example sentences
  • That is, the tortfeasor, the trespasser, is liable not only for the tort of trespass but for what has been called the fruits of the trespass.
  • This is the same principle as allows a licensee who is in de facto possession to evict a trespasser.
  • As noted above, at common law the trespasser received the least protection of any entrant on the occupier's premises.
Synonyms
intruder, interloper, unwelcome visitor, encroacher

Words that rhyme with trespasser

silencer • grimacer

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