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English definition of “transgress”

transgress

verb [I or T]     /trænzˈɡres/ formal
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     /-ˈɡreʃ.ən/ noun [C or U] Who is supposed to have committed these transgressions?Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantCrime - general words transgressor     /r/ US  // noun [C] 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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