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

  Trespasser \Tres"pass*er\, n.
     One who commits a trespass; as:
     (a) (Law) One who enters upon another's land, or violates his
         rights.
     (b) A transgressor of the moral law; an offender; a sinner.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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

  TRESPASSER. One who commits a trespass. 
       2. A man is a trespasser by his own direct action he acts without any 
  excuse; or he may be a trespasser in the execution of a legal process in an 
  illegal manner; 1 Chit. Pl. 183: 2 John. Cas. 27; or when the court has no 
  jurisdiction over the subject-matter when the court has jurisdiction but the 
  proceeding is defective and void; when the process has been misapplied, as, 
  when the defendant has taken A's goods on an execution against B; when the 
  process has been abused 1 Chit. Pl. 183-187 in all these cases a man is a 
  trespasser ab initio. And a person capable of giving his assent may become a 
  trespasser, by an act subsequent to the tort. If, for example, a an take 
  possession of land for the use of another, the latter may afterwards 
  recognize and adopt the act; by so doing, he places himself in the situation 
  of one who had previously commanded it, and consequently is himself a 
  trespasser, if the other had no right to enter, nor he to command the entry. 
  4 Inst. 317; Ham. N. P. 215. Vide 1 Rawle's R. 121. 
  
  

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