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trespass,

in law, any physical injury to the person or to propertyproperty,
rights to the enjoyment of things of economic value, whether the enjoyment is exclusive or shared, present or prospective. The rightful possession of such rights is called ownership.
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. In English common lawcommon law,
system of law that prevails in England and in countries colonized by England. The name is derived from the medieval theory that the law administered by the king's courts represented the common custom of the realm, as opposed to the custom of local jurisdiction that
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 the action of trespass first developed (13th cent.) to afford a remedy for injuries to property. The two early forms were trespass quare clausum fregit, used in instances of breaking into real property, and trespass de bonis asportatis, used when personal property was removed without consent. To sue for trespass the plaintiff must have had possession of the property. Although the offense of trespass required the use of force, the courts quickly decided that the mere act of breaking in or of taking goods was in itself forceful. Trespass in time was applied to injuries to the person involving force, such as assaultassault,
in law, an attempt or threat, going beyond mere words, to use violence, with the intent and the apparent ability to do harm to another. If violent contact actually occurs, the offense of battery has been committed; modern criminal statutes often combine assault and
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, batterybattery,
in criminal and tort law, the unpermitted touching of any part of the person of another, or of anything worn, carried by, or intimately associated at that moment (as a chair being sat on) with another.
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, and unlawful imprisonment. Out of the law of trespass developed many of the tortstort,
in law, the violation of some duty clearly set by law, not by a specific agreement between two parties, as in breach of contract. When such a duty is breached, the injured party has the right to institute suit for compensatory damages.
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 that are now commonly recognized. In present-day usage the term trespass is usually applied only to unlawful entry into private property. If a trespasser refuses a request to leave the premises, he may be removed by force.

trespass

Law
a. any unlawful act committed with force or violence, actual or implied, which causes injury to another person, his property, or his rights
b. a wrongful entry upon another's land
c. an action to recover damages for such injury or wrongful entry
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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.
The new figures also highlight that youths trespassing on tracks is more common in areas where there is higher socio-economic deprivation.
Insp Brian Buddo, who is responsible for BTP's response to trespass in the North East, said: "The last thing our officers want to do is knock on someone's door to tell a parent their child has been killed or seriously injured as a result of trespassing.
After a Liberty County jury sided with the well operator, an appellate court in Beaumont reversed that decision, ruling that a well operator could be held liable for trespassing.
The prisoners had been detained in India, mostly on charges of militancy and cross-border trespassing.
and charged with breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime for a felony, trespassing, resisting arrested, three counts of receiving stolen property valued under $250 and a person under 21 possessing alcohol.
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.
Commenting that using the Trespass Act was "a blunt instrument for an employer to use against an employee", the ERA doubted whether the charge nurse was actually trespassing, as she had an honest belief in her right to be on the premises.
The act of trespassing is often conceptualized as one person setting foot on another person's land without their consent.
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Summary: The Fujairah Court of Appeals recently upheld the verdict of a lower court, sentencing two Asian men to six months in jail for trespassing to an Emirati's house and stealing a motorbike.