- IPA: /tɹænzˈɡɹɛs/
transgress (transgresses, present participle transgressing; past and past participle transgressed)
- (transitive) To exceed or overstep some limit or boundary.
- surpassing common faith, transgressing nature's law
- (transitive) To act in violation of some law.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 3”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- For man will hearken to his glozing lies, / And easily transgress the sole command.
- (intransitive, construed with against) To commit an offense; to sin.
- c. 1608–1611, Francis Beaumont; John Fletcher, “The Maid’s Tragedy”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: Printed for Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1679, OCLC 3083972 ↗, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
- Why give you peace to this untemperate beast / That hath so long transgressed you?
- (intransitive, of the sea) To spread over land along a shoreline; to inundate.
- French: transgresser
- Italian: trasgredire
- Portuguese: transgredir
- Russian: преступа́ть
- Spanish: transgredir
- French: pécher