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transgress

[trans-gres, tranz-] /trænsˈgrɛs, trænz-/
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
1520-1530
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
Related forms
transgressive, adjective
transgressively, adverb
transgressor, noun
nontransgressive, adjective
nontransgressively, adverb
untransgressed, adjective
Synonyms
1. err, trespass. 3. contravene, disobey.
Antonyms
3. obey.
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British Dictionary definitions for transgressively

transgress

/trænzˈɡrɛs/
verb
1.
to break (a law, rule, etc)
2.
to go beyond or overstep (a limit)
Derived Forms
transgressor, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin transgredī, from trans- + gradī to step
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Word Origin and History for transgressively

transgress

v.

late 15c., from Middle French transgresser (14c.), from Latin transgressus, past participle of transgredi "to step across" (see transgression). Related: Transgressed; transgressing.

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