- to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
- to pass over or go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.): to transgress bounds of prudence.
- to go beyond the limits imposed by (a law, command, etc.); violate; infringe: to transgress the will of God.
Origin of transgress
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Related Words for transgressedinfringe, trespass, violate, contravene, disobey, err, exceed, offend, overstep
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They would have sinned had they not thus married; for they would have transgressed his law.Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
Bear with me that I transgressed the law of this holy order.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Yes, a custom, but one which again is apt to be transgressed.The Memorabilia
I keep a supply of those who have transgressed my laws to feed them.
I crave thy pardon if I have transgressed beyond the limits of my duty."Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
- to break (a law, rule, etc)
- to go beyond or overstep (a limit)
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.