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English definition of “transgress”

transgress

verb [I or T] uk   /trænzˈɡres/ formal us  
to break a law or moral rule: Those are the rules, and anyone who transgresses will be severely punished.Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
transgression
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈɡreʃ.ən/ us  
Who is supposed to have committed these transgressions?Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantCrime - general words
transgressor
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
The system seems to be designed to punish the transgressor (= the person breaking the rules) rather than help his victim.Criminals - general words
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