Meaning of “transgress” in the English Dictionary

"transgress" in English

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transgressverb [ I or T ]

uk /trænzˈɡres/ us /trænzˈɡres/ formal
noun [ C or U ] uk /trænzˈɡreʃ.ən/ us /trænzˈɡreʃ.ən/

Who is supposed to have committed these transgressions?
noun [ C ] uk /trænzˈɡres.ər/ us /trænzˈɡres.ɚ/

The system seems to be designed to punish the transgressor (= the person breaking the rules) rather than help his victim.

(Definition of “transgress” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)