verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- transgenic species,
- transhiatal esophagectomy
Origin of transgress
Examples from the Web for transgress
But does he transgress defining ideological litmus tests and potentially put himself beyond the pale of party acceptability?A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges|Robert Shrum|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How dare she transgress against the sacred appeal of extreme physical and mental pain?
And if any of us transgress, we will deal with him amongst ourselves.
But after a time a certain limit is reached which most minds cannot transgress.The Mystic Will|Charles Godfrey Leland
He had others, sacred prohibitions which it was unlawful to transgress, but this was discovered by Dethcaen.The Coming of Cuculain|Standish O'Grady
How quick and effective the reply: “Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?”Wit and Humor of the Bible|Marion D. Shutter
The author submits this question because some men are known to transgress this law of nature.The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction|Winfield S. Hall
Word Origin for transgress
late 15c., from Middle French transgresser (14c.), from Latin transgressus, past participle of transgredi "to step across" (see transgression). Related: Transgressed; transgressing.