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Definition of Transgress


  1. To pass over or beyond; to surpass.
  2. Hence, to overpass, as any prescribed as the /imit of duty; to break or violate, as a law, civil or moral.
  3. To offend against; to vex.
  4. To offend against the law; to sin.

Transgress Quotations

It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.
Hermann Hesse

There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together. On the basis of their coming together, they do not transgress against themselves and they do not transgress against others.
H. Rap Brown

But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.

Man is unique in creation because he has a sense of justice and truth. We spend billions of dollars each year to set up court systems to see that justice is done, and we build prisons for those who transgress the laws we enact.
Ray Comfort

I'm not sure that it's possible to write a novel about people who don't transgress or stumble, people who don't surprise themselves with the things they do, people who can explain all their actions with perfect logical consistency. At least it's not possible for me to write that sort of novel.
Tom Perrotta
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Transgress Translations

transgress in Afrikaans is oortree
transgress in Danish is synde
transgress in Dutch is zondigen
transgress in Spanish is transgredir

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