Writ of tresayle(O. Eng. Law), a writ which lay for a man claiming as heir to his grandfather's grandfather, to recover lands of which he had been deprived by an abatement happening on the ancestor's death. Mozley & W.

(Tres"or) n. Treasure. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Tres"pass) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trespassed ; p. pr. & vb. n. OF. trespasser to go across or over, transgress, F. trépasser to die; pref. tres- (L. trans across, over) + passer to pass. See Pass, v. i., and cf. Transpass.]

1. To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go. [Obs.]

Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce . . . trespassed out of this uncertain world.
Ld. Berners.

2. (Law) To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another.

3. To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.

4. To commit any offense, or to do any act that injures or annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude, to the injury of another; hence, in a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any known rule of duty; to sin; — often followed by against.

In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord.
2 Chron. xxviii. 22.

(Tres"pass) n. [OF. trespas, F. trépas death. See Trespass, v.]

Trephine to Triatic

(Tre*phine") n. [A dim. of 1st trepan: cf. F. tréphine.] (Surg.) An instrument for trepanning, being an improvement on the trepan. It is a circular or cylindrical saw, with a handle like that of a gimlet, and a little sharp perforator called the center pin.

(Tre*phine"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trephined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trephining.] To perforate with a trephine; to trepan.

(Trep"id) a. [L. trepidus.] Trembling; quaking. Thackeray.

(Trep`i*da"tion) n. [F. trépidation, L. trepidatio, fr. trepidare to hurry with alarm, to tremble, from trepidus agitated, disturbed, alarmed; cf. trepit he turns, Gr. to turn, E. torture.]

1. An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.

2. Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.

3. (Anc. Astron.) A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.

Syn. — Tremor; agitation; disturbance; fear.

(Tre*pid"i*ty), n. Trepidation. [R.]

(Tres"ayle`) n. [F. trisaïeul, from L. tris, tres, three + F. aïeul grandfather. Cf. Besaiel, and see Ayle.] A grandfather's grandfather. [Obs.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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