verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- transgenic species,
- transhiatal esophagectomy
Origin of transgress
Examples from the Web for transgressor
Once they focus in on whether someone is acting out of genuine religious belief, the transgressor is half way home.Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?|Kirsten Powers|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is not uncommon for the transgressor to be pushed from a right of way to the rocks below.The Human Side of Animals|Royal Dixon
And now they began to wonder, to fret secretly, to reconsider the ancient saying that the way of the transgressor is hard.The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath
Why has it seemed good to you to make me a traitor, yourself a transgressor?
He wrought it out not for Himself, but for man, that He might make it over and impute it to the transgressor.The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church|G. H. Gerberding
And if the punishment be not also a right and an honour to the transgressor, I do not like your punishing.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
Word Origin for transgress
early 15c., from Anglo-French transgressour, Old French transgressor, and directly from Latin transgressor, agent noun from transgredi (see transgression).
late 15c., from Middle French transgresser (14c.), from Latin transgressus, past participle of transgredi "to step across" (see transgression). Related: Transgressed; transgressing.