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.]

Surpassing common faith, transgressing nature's law. Dryden.

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.

 

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Trans*gress", v. i.

To offend against the law; to sin.

Who transgressed in the thing accursed. I Chron. ii. 7.

 

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