transgress Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
go against; infract; violate; break; offend; breach.
- offend all laws of humanity
- violate the basic laws or human civilization
- break a law
- break a promise
verb spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
- The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island
verb commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
verb pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
Trans*gress" transitive verb
To pass over or beyond; to surpass.R.
Surpassing common faith, transgressing nature's law. Dryden.
Hence, to overpass, as any prescribed as the imit of duty; to break or violate, as a law, civil or moral.
For man will hearken to his glozing lies, And easily transgress the sole command. Milton.
To offend against; to vex.Obs.
Why give you peace to this imperate beast That hath so long transgressed you ? Beau. & Fl.
Trans*gress" intransitive verb
To offend against the law; to sin.
Who transgressed in the thing accursed. I Chron. ii. 7.
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