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Transgress Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    transgress v
  1. act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law" [syn: offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break]
  2. spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline; "The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island"
  3. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law [syn: sin, trespass]
  4. pass beyond (limits or boundaries) [syn: trespass, overstep]
Transgress Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Transgress \Trans*gress"\, v. i. To offend against the law; to sin. Who transgressed in the thing accursed. --I Chron. ii. 7.
Transgress Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Transgress \Trans*gress"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transgressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Transgressing.] [Cf. F. transgresser. See Transgression.]
  1. To pass over or beyond; to surpass. [R.] Surpassing common faith, transgressing nature's law. --Dryden.
  2. Hence, to overpass, as any prescribed as the ?imit of duty; to break or violate, as a law, civil or moral. For man will hearken to his glozing lies, And easily transgress the sole command. --Milton.
  3. To offend against; to vex. [Obs.] Why give you peace to this imperate beast That hath so long transgressed you ? --Beau. & Fl.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Transgress'

  • Transgression: a Biblical transgression, violation of God's ten commandments ; sin (1 John 3:4) a legal transgression, a crime usually created by a ...
  • Relational transgression: Relational transgressions occur when people violate implicit or explicit relational rules . These transgressions include a wide variety ...
  • Transgressive art: Transgressive art refers to art forms that aim to transgress; i.e. to outrage or violate basic mores and sensibilities. transgressive was ...
  • Marine transgression: A marine transgression is a geologic event during which sea level rises relative to the land and the shoreline moves toward higher ground ...
  • Transgressive: transgressive. Transgressive may mean: Transgressive art , a name given art forms that violate perceived boundaries. Transgressive fiction , a ...
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  • Transgressive fiction: The genre of "transgressive fiction" was defined by Los Angeles Times literary critic Michael Silverblatt Anne H. Soukhanov, a ...
  • Cinema of Transgression: Perhaps the most famous transgressive artist, Richard Kern, began making films in New York with actors Nick Zedd and Lung Leg . ...
  • Transgression (album): Name Transgression | Type studio | Artist Fear Factory | Cover Fear Factory - Transgression. jpg | Released August 22, 2005 (UK )August 23 ...
  • Transgressive segregation: In genetics , transgressive segregation is the formation of extreme phenotype s, or transgressive phenotypes, observed in segregated hybrid ...

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* ...each of us has to find out for himself what is permitted and what is forbidden - forbidden for him. It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard. And vice versa. Actually it's only a question of convenience. Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them things are forbidden to them that every honorable man will do any day in the year and other things are allowed to them that are generally despised. Each person must stand on his own feet. - Hermann Hesse

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