action of trespass
See trespass.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • trespass — tres·pass 1 / tres pəs, ˌpas/ n [Anglo French trespas violation of the law, actionable wrong, from Old French, crossing, passage, from trespasser to go across, from tres across + passer to pass]: wrongful conduct causing harm to another: as a: a… …   Law dictionary

  • trespass — An unlawful interference with one s person, property, or rights. At common law, trespass was a form of action brought to recover damages for any injury to one s person or property or relationship with another. Any unauthorized intrusion or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • trespass on the case — noun an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss a person struck by a log as it was thrown onto a road could maintain trespass against the thrower but one who was hurt by stumbling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trespass de uxore abducto — An action of trespass for the abduction of the wife of the plaintiff. See 3 Bl Comm 139 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • trespass per quad servitium amisit — An action of trespass which lay where the defendant had assaulted or ill used a servant of the plaintiff whereby plaintiff was deprived of his services. See 3 Bl Comm 142 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • trespass per quod consortium amisit — An action of trespass which lay where the defendant had assaulted or ill used the wife whereby the plaintiff husband was deprived of her society. See 2 Bl Comm 140 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • trespass to try title — an action of trespass quare clausum fregit or its equivalent under codes and practice acts brought as a means of determining the title to land …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trespass to land — is a common law tort that is committed when an individual intentionally (or in Australia negligently) enters the land of another without lawful excuse. Trespass to land is actionable per se . Thus, the party whose land is entered may sue even if… …   Wikipedia

  • Trespass to chattels — is a tort whereby the infringing party has intentionally (or in Australia negligently) interfered with another person s lawful possession of a chattel. The interference can be any physical contact with the chattel in a quantifiable way, or any… …   Wikipedia

  • action — ac·tion n [Latin actio legal proceeding, from agere to do, carry out, initiate legal proceedings] 1 a: a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense …   Law dictionary

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