transgress

[trans-gres, tranz-]
verb (used without object)
1.
to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
verb (used with object)
2.
to pass over or go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.): to transgress bounds of prudence.
3.
to go beyond the limits imposed by (a law, command, etc.); violate; infringe: to transgress the will of God.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin trānsgressus (past participle of trānsgredī to step across), equivalent to trāns- trans- + -gred- (combining form of gradī to step; see grade) + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > ss

transgressive, adjective
transgressively, adverb
transgressor, noun
nontransgressive, adjective
nontransgressively, adverb
untransgressed, adjective


1. err, trespass. 3. contravene, disobey.


3. obey.
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transgress (trænzˈɡrɛs)
 
vb
1.  to break (a law, rule, etc)
2.  to go beyond or overstep (a limit)
 
[C16: from Latin transgredī, from trans- + gradī to step]
 
trans'gressor
 
n

transgressive (ˌtrænzˈɡrɛsɪv)
 
adj
going beyond acceptable boundaries of taste, convention, or the law: transgressive art; transgressive pursuits
 
trans'gressively
 
adv

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Example sentences
Links literary and artistic depictions of peasants' clothing and transgressive
  behavior to elite anxieties.
The satire mag is gearing up for a new decade of transgressive skewering, this
  time as an animated sketch-comedy series.
He has always been interested in a mix of the traditional and the transgressive.
We might as well start treading on that transgressive turf.
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