Tresspass vs. Trespass — What's the Difference?
By Tayyaba Rehman — Published on September 13, 2023
"Tresspass" is the incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Trespass," meaning to unlawfully enter another's property.
Difference Between Tresspass and Trespass
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Which is correct: Tresspass or Trespass
How to spell Trespass?
Remember: one land, one "s" in the middle of "trespass."
Think: "Less is more" to recall only one "s" in the middle.
Trespass sounds like "press pass," both with one 's' in the middle.
Visualize a "No Trespassing" sign, commonly seen on properties.
Associate "trespass" with "tres" (three in Spanish), even though it's unrelated, as a mnemonic with one 's'.
Compare with Definitions
Tresspass is an incorrect spelling of Trespass.
A violation of moral or social ethics.
His actions were seen as a trespass against the community.
To make an unwarranted or uninvited intrusion.
I didn't mean to trespass on your privacy.
To unlawfully enter someone's property.
He was arrested for trespassing on private land.
An offense or sin.
Seek forgiveness for your trespasses.
A legal action for damages.
She filed a trespass suit for injuries.
(Law) To commit an unlawful injury to the person, property, or rights of another, with actual or implied force or violence, especially to enter onto another's land wrongfully.
To infringe on the privacy, time, or attention of another
"I must ... not trespass too far on the patience of a good-natured critic" (Henry Fielding).
To commit an offense or a sin; transgress or err.
The act of trespassing.
A suit brought for trespassing.
An intrusion or infringement on another.
The transgression of a moral or social law, code, or duty.
(legal) An intentional interference with another's property or person.
To commit an offence; to sin.
To offend against, to wrong (someone).
(intransitive) To go too far; to put someone to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude.
To trespass upon the time or patience of another
(legal) To enter someone else's property illegally.
(obsolete) To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.
To decree that a person shall be arrested for trespassing if he or she returns to someone else's land.
The dean trespassed the streaker from his university.
To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.
Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce . . . trespassed out of this uncertain world.
To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another.
To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.
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; hence, in a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any known rule of duty; to sin; - often followed by against.
In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord.
Any injury or offence done to another.
I you forgive all wholly this trespass.
If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Any voluntary transgression of the moral law; any violation of a known rule of duty; sin.
The fatal trespass done by Eve.
You . . . who were dead in trespasses and sins.
An unlawful act committed with force and violence (vi et armis) on the person, property, or relative rights of another.
A wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
Entry to another's property without right or permission
Enter unlawfully on someone's property;
Don't trespass on my land!
Make excessive use of;
You are taking advantage of my good will!
She is trespassing upon my privacy
Break the law
Commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
Pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
Why is it called Trespass?
Derived from Old French "trespas" meaning a passage or crossing, it evolved to mean unlawful entry.
Which vowel is used before Trespass?
The indefinite article "a" is used before "trespass."
What is the root word of Trespass?
The root is the Old French word "trespas."
What is the verb form of Trespass?
"Trespass" itself is a verb, as in "to trespass."
What is the singular form of Trespass?
Which article is used with Trespass?
"A" or "the," depending on the context.
Is Trespass an abstract noun?
When referring to an offense or sin, it can be considered abstract.
Which preposition is used with Trespass?
"On" as in "trespass on property."
Which conjunction is used with Trespass?
Any conjunction can be used based on the sentence, such as "and," "but," or "or."
Is Trespass a noun or adjective?
Trespass can be both a noun and a verb.
What is the pronunciation of Trespass?
Trespass is pronounced as "TREH-spas."
What is the plural form of Trespass?
Is Trespass a countable noun?
Yes, when referring to the act or instance, e.g., "multiple trespasses."
Is the word Trespass imperative?
It can be, as in "Do not trespass."
How many syllables are in Trespass?
Trespass has two syllables.
What is the opposite of Trespass?
Respect or obey.
What is the third form of Trespass?
What is a stressed syllable in Trespass?
The first syllable, "tres," is stressed.
Which determiner is used with Trespass?
"This," "that," "my," "his," "her," etc., can all precede "trespass" based on context.
What is the first form of Trespass?
Is Trespass a negative or positive word?
Generally, it has a negative connotation.
What is another term for Trespass?
Infringe or encroach.
What is the second form of Trespass?
Is Trespass an adverb?
No, trespass is not an adverb.
Is Trespass a vowel or consonant?
Trespass is a word containing both vowels and consonants.
Is Trespass a collective noun?
Is the Trespass term a metaphor?
Not inherently, but can be used metaphorically (e.g., "trespassing boundaries").
How do we divide Trespass into syllables?
What part of speech is Trespass?
Trespass can be a noun or a verb.
How is Trespass used in a sentence?
The children were warned not to trespass on the neighbor's yard.
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