An illegal act
committed against anotherÂ’s person or property; especially entering upon
anotherÂ’s land without the ownerÂ’s permission.
In common law, a legal suit for injuries resulting from an instance of
the first definition.
To enter upon property
without permission, either actual or constructive.Â
trespass on the case
A common-law precursor to todayÂ’s negligence, nuisance, and
business torts, it was a suit to remedy injury to person or property not
resulting directly from the defendantÂ’s conduct but a later consequence of
clausem fregit. See quare clausem fregit.
trespass vi et armis
force and arms. An immediate injury, such as an assault to anotherÂ’s person or
property, accompanied by force or violence.