Transgress Trans*gress", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transgressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transgressing}.] [Cf. F. transgresser. See {Transgression}.] 1. To pass over or beyond; to surpass. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Surpassing common faith, transgressing nature's law. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to overpass, as any prescribed as the ?imit of duty; to break or violate, as a law, civil or moral. [1913 Webster]

For man will hearken to his glozing lies, And easily transgress the sole command. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To offend against; to vex. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Why give you peace to this imperate beast That hath so long transgressed you ? --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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