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transgress (v.)

late 15c., transgressen, "to sin," from Old French transgresser (14c.), from Latin transgressus, past participle of transgredi "step across, step over; climb over, pass, go beyond," from trans "across, beyond" (see trans-) + gradi (past participle gressus) "to walk, go" (from PIE root *ghredh- "to walk, go") . Related: Transgressed; transgressing.

Origin and meaning of transgress

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Definitions of transgress

transgress (v.)
act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises;
Synonyms: offend / infract / violate / go against / breach / break
transgress (v.)
spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline;
transgress (v.)
commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law;
Synonyms: sin / trespass
transgress (v.)
pass beyond (limits or boundaries);
Synonyms: trespass / overstep
From wordnet.princeton.edu