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Webster's Dictionary 1828


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Transgress

TRANSGRESS', verb transitive [Latin transgressus, transgredior; trans and gradior, to pass.]

1. To pass over or beyond any limit; to surpass.

2. In a moral sense, to overpass any rule prescribed as the limit of duty; to break or violate a law, civil or moral. To transgress a divine law, is sin. Legislators should not transgress laws of their own making.

TRANSGRESS', verb intransitive To offend by violating a law; to sin.

Chron 2.

First Occurrence in the Bible(KJV): Numbers 14:41