Definition of trespasser in US English:



  • A person entering someone's land or property without permission.

    ‘a trespasser on his land’
    • ‘As noted above, at common law the trespasser received the least protection of any entrant on the occupier's premises.’
    • ‘The fact that the claimant was a trespasser is, from the defendant's point of view, purely fortuitous.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The remedies available with regard to the fruits of the trespass in the hands of the trespasser would be an injunction, and we would accept that.’
    intruder, interloper, unwelcome visitor, encroacher
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