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.