trespass ab initio

Definition of "trespass ab initio"
  1. An act that initially appears lawful, but due to later illegal actions, is legally considered to have been a trespass from the start
How to use "trespass ab initio" in a sentence
  1. The security guard was held liable for trespass ab initio when he wrongfully detained a visitor after first allowing him access to the building.
  2. Because of his subsequent criminal act, what seemed like a lawful property visit was deemed trespass ab initio.
  3. The court concluded that the defendant's actions constituted trespass ab initio, as he later committed an offense on the property he was initially permitted to enter.

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