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
In seemingly trying to talk in generalities about or around Sutton, Snyder lapsed and transgressed into one of the most personal of areas.
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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Origin and Etymology of transgress
Middle English, from Middle French transgresser, from Latin transgressus, past participle of transgredi to step beyond or across, from trans- + gradi to step — more at grade
First Known Use: 15th century
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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