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

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Example sentences
But, the company is still the larger transgressor here.
Seek forgiveness for something you did and accept that sometimes you are the transgressor.
And discipline is a lonely undertaking, separating the punisher from the transgressor.
It detects toxins or poisons in the circulation and stimulates vomiting to rid the body of the transgressor.
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