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 for intruder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intruder \In*trud"er\, n.
     1. One who intrudes; one who thrusts himself in, or enters
        without right, or without leave or welcome; a trespasser.
        [1913 Webster]
              They were all strangers and intruders. --Locke.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Specifically: A person who enters a private residence or
        place of business with the intention to perform a criminal
        act; as, killed by an intruder.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another
           without permission [syn: intruder, interloper,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "intruder":
     arrival, arriviste, black sheep, blemish, burglar, busybody,
     buttinsky, comer, crasher, emigrant, encroacher, entrant,
     foreign body, foreign intruder, gate-crasher, gatecrasher,
     greenhorn, immigrant, impurity, in-migrant, incomer, infiltrator,
     interloper, invader, kibitzer, meddler, misfit, monkey wrench,
     mote, new arrival, new boy, newcomer, novus homo, oddball, parvenu,
     recruit, rookie, settler, sliver, snooper, speck, splinter,
     squatter, stone, stowaway, tenderfoot, thief, trespasser,
     uninvited guest, unwelcome guest, upstart, visitant, visitor,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INTRUDER. One who, on the death of the ancestor, enters on the land, 
  unlawfully, before the heir can enter. 

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