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transgressverb [I or T]

uk   us   /trænzˈɡres/ formal
to ​break a ​law or ​moralrule: Those are the ​rules, and anyone who transgresses will be ​severelypunished.
transgression
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ˈɡreʃ.ən/
Who is ​supposed to have committed these transgressions?
transgressor
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
The ​systemseems to be ​designed to ​punish the transgressor (= the ​personbreaking the ​rules)rather than ​help his ​victim.
(Definition of transgress from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transgress”
in Chinese (Simplified) 违背,违反(法律或道德准则)…
in Turkish ihlâl etmek, bozmak, uymamak…
in Russian нарушать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違背,違反(法律或道德準則)…
in Polish łamać (zasady lub prawo)…
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