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transgress definition

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This page has 4 definitions of transgress in English. Transgress is a verb. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

From Middle English transgressen, from Old French transgresser and Latin transgressus, past participle of transgredī.

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Verb

transgress (third-person singular simple present transgresses, present participle transgressing, simple past and past participle transgressed)

  1. (transitive) To exceed or overstep some limit or boundary.
  2. (transitive) To act in violation of some law.
  3. (intransitive, construed with against) To commit an offense; to sin.
  4. (intransitive, of the sea) To spread over land along a shoreline; to inundate.

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