Definition of transgress
transgressiveplay \-ˈgre-siv\ adjective
transgressorplay \-ˈgre-sər\ noun
Examples of transgress in a Sentence
He who transgresses must seek forgiveness.
There are legal consequences for companies that transgress the rules.
Recent Examples of transgress from the Web
The Red Wedding transgressed civilized norms of hospitality.
Harvard has proven that there is an oppressive force to transgress.
In seemingly trying to talk in generalities about or around Sutton, Snyder lapsed and transgressed into one of the most personal of areas.
Anyone who believes that the laws of physics are mere social conventions is invited to try transgressing those conventions from the windows of my apartment.
Wenger felt Pardew had been a little too confrontational in his joy and refused to shake hands, thus transgressing the code himself, making for an ugly, undignified afternoon all around.
Whosoever knowingly disregards or transgresses upon this ordinance, shall be punished by the court authorities’ confiscating such barrels of beer, without fail.
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TRANSGRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of transgress for English Language Learners
: to do something that is not allowed : to disobey a command or law
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