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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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However, while the number of deaths may have fallen, the number of trespassers putting their lives in jeopardy has not.
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All the objects and framed pictures have been polished with soft cloths, which the trespasser then deposited in the hallway hamper.
Taxi's adventures didn't cause cause any flight delays, but drew some guffaws from Gill, who said that the last time the airport had a four-legged trespasser was in 1987 when a desert tortoise lumbered onto the tarmac.
Their indecision allows time for the officers to find the trespasser.
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