Pronunciation: (trans-gres', tranz-), [key]
to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
1. to pass over or go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.): to transgress bounds of prudence.
2. to go beyond the limits imposed by (a law, command, etc.); violate; infringe: to transgress the will of God.
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