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Meaning of TRANSGRESS

Pronunciation:  trans'gres

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

TRANSGRESS is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Trans*gress"\, v. i.
    To offend against the law; to sin.
    
          Who transgressed in the thing accursed.  --I Chron. ii.
                                                   7.
    
    
 

 

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