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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: transgresser, from Latin, past participle of transgredi 'to step beyond', from gredi 'to step'

transgress

verb
     
trans‧gress [intransitive and transitive] formal
to do something that is against the rules of social behaviour or against a moral principle:
Orton's plays transgress accepted social norms.
transgressor noun [countable]
transgression noun [uncountable and countable]

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