Definitions for: Transgress


[v] pass beyond; of limits and boundaries
[v] commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
[v] act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"
[v] spread over land, esp. along a subsiding shoreline; "The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island"



Webster (1913) Definition: Trans*gress", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transgressed;
p. pr. & vb. n. Transgressing.] [Cf. F. transgresser. See
Transgression.]
1. To pass over or beyond; to surpass. [R.]

Surpassing common faith, transgressing nature's law.
--Dryden.

2. 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.

3. To offend against; to vex. [Obs.]

Why give you peace to this imperate beast That hath
so long transgressed you ? --Beau. & Fl.


Trans*gress", v. i.
To offend against the law; to sin.

Who transgressed in the thing accursed. --I Chron. ii.
7.

Synonyms: breach, infract, offend, overstep, sin, trespass, trespass

See Also: blunder, boob, break, conflict, contravene, disrespect, fall, go across, go against, go through, goof, infringe, intrude, overspread, pass, run afoul, spread, violate

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