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transgress

verb [I or T] uk   us   /trænzˈɡres/ formal
to break a law or moral rule: Those are the rules, and anyone who transgresses will be severely punished.
transgression
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ˈɡreʃ.ən/
Who is supposed to have committed these transgressions?
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.
Translations of “transgress”
in Chinese (Traditional) 違背,違反(法律或道德準則)…
in Russian нарушать…
in Turkish ihlâl etmek, bozmak, uymamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 违背,违反(法律或道德准则)…
in Polish łamać (zasady lub prawo)…
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