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Etymology edit

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

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  • IPA(key): /tɹænzˈɡɹɛs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Verb edit

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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