trespass


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trespass upon (something)

1. To enter or intrude on private or restricted land or property. You're trespassing upon private land, son—I suggest you turn around right now, or I'll blast you to pieces! He was sentenced to five years in prison for trespassing upon the military installation.
2. old-fashioned To encroach or infringe upon some aspect of one's life. I'm sick of these reporters trespassing upon our privacy! The horrible things I did in that war have trespassed upon my dreams for years now.
See also: trespass, upon

trespass on (something)

1. To enter or intrude on private or restricted land or property. You're trespassing on my land, son—I suggest you turn around right now, or I'll blast you to pieces! He was sentenced to five years in prison for trespassing on the military installation.
2. old-fashioned To encroach or infringe upon some aspect of one's life. I'm sick of these reporters trespassing on our privacy! The horrible things I did in that war have trespassed on my dreams for years now.
See also: on, trespass

no trespassing

A standard written warning not to enter a particular piece of property. There were a bunch of "No Trespassing" signs at the abandoned factory, but we decided to go inside anyway.
See also: no, trespass

no trespassing

do not enter. (Usually seen on a sign. Not usually spoken.) The sign on the tree said, "No Trespassing." So we didn't go in. The angry farmer chased us out of the field shouting, "Get out! Don't you see the 'No Trespassing' sign?"
See also: no, trespass

trespass (up)on something

to intrude or encroach onto a restricted or private area. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) You had better not trespass upon Mr. Green's land. I wouldn't trespass on that fenced-off land!
See also: on, trespass

trespass on

v.
1. To enter wrongfully onto some land that belongs to another: We don't tolerate hunters who trespass on our property.
2. To infringe on something, such as another's privacy, time, or attention: Do not trespass on their patience by pursuing this matter any further.
See also: on, trespass
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Ms Chapman said vigilante activists who trespass onto a farm to promote their cause are unquestionably breaking the law and must be held accountable for it.
We're making a number of urgent enquiries to identify those who trespassed on the tracks, I would therefore ask anyone with information to get in touch.
Ukagha said that Salisu formed a criminal intent and trespassed into the premises, and stole air conditioner, generator radiator, and other items all valued at N500, 000.
To be fair, the original trespass law had its flaws.
The firm said aerial trespass is typically akin to nuisance law and requires proof of actual injury.
'The visit passes have been cancelled, and they have been repatriated to South Korea, Saturday.' The decision came after police said in a statement Friday that they were investigating three journalists representing the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and their interpreter after receiving a report of criminal trespass at about 350 pm, Thursday.
The alternative action that the Laikipia government should take going forward is to seize the animals and charge the pastoralists under the Trespass Act.
Hounds Off supports individuals, communities and businesses affected by hunt trespass. Nobody needs to feel powerless and alone when trying to protect their property, livestock and pets from the arrogant and archaic attitudes of hunters who seldom say sorry and rarely take responsibility for ruining people's lives.
"We're also working closely with Network Rail and train operators to reduce trespass by improving security across the network, using covert surveillance to catch offenders and going into schools to warn children of the dangers of trespassing."
That is why we are urging parents and young people to heed this warning and take a reality check when it comes to trespass. It's not a game: they are real tracks, with real trains and reallife consequences." The two organisations are now joining forces to help tackle young people trespassing on the railways.
Last year, there were 313 rail trespass incidents on the North-east rail network - 22% up on 2015.
Elizabeth Jean Hulsey, 34, of Eugene, was cited for second-degree criminal trespass.
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Baghdad (NINA) - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki stressed that, "The State in the one responsible for enforcing the law." Responding to a question by media people over what some cafes in Baghdad been subjected to in pretext that they overstepping public morals, he said, "The State is the one responsible for enforcing the law and deal with such trespassing over public morals, if they occur." He added that the state is not lenience with militias or gangs who trespass the freedom of people and impost their rotten values on others under various pretexts.