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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Transgress  \Trans*gress"\,  v.  i. 
  To  offend  against  the  law;  to  sin. 
  Who  transgressed  in  the  thing  accursed.  --I  Chron.  ii 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Transgress  \Trans*gress"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Transgressed}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Transgressing}.]  [Cf.  F.  transgresser.  See 
  1.  To  pass  over  or  beyond;  to  surpass.  [R.] 
  Surpassing  common  faith,  transgressing  nature's  law. 
  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  act  in  disregard  of  laws  and  rules  "offend  all  laws  of 
  humanity";  "violate  the  basic  laws  or  human 
  civilization";  "break  a  law"  [syn:  {offend},  {infract}, 
  {violate},  {go  against},  {breach},  {break}] 
  2:  pass  beyond;  of  limits  and  boundaries  [syn:  {trespass},  {overstep}] 

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