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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trans·gress /træn(t)sˈgrɛs, trænz-/
 (vt.)違反,犯罪,逸出(vi.)越界,違法

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trans·gress v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transgressed p. pr. & vb. n. Transgressing.]
 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 theimit 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trans·gress, v. i. To offend against the law; to sin.
    Who transgressed in the thing accursed.   --I Chron. ii. 7.
 

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]