transgressor


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trans·gress

 (trăns-grĕs′, trănz-)
v. trans·gressed, trans·gress·ing, trans·gress·es
v.tr.
1. To go beyond or over (a limit or boundary); exceed or overstep: "to make sure that her characters didn't transgress the parameters of ordinariness" (Ron Rosenbaum).
2. To act in violation of (the law, for example).
v.intr.
1. To commit an offense by violating a law, principle, or duty.
2. To spread over land, especially over the land along a subsiding shoreline. Used of the sea.

[Middle English transgressen, from Old French transgresser, from Latin trānsgredī, trānsgress-, to step across : trāns-, trans- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·gress′i·ble adj.
trans·gres′sor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transgressor - someone who transgressestransgressor - someone who transgresses; someone who violates a law or command; "the way of transgressors is hard"
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
Translations

transgressor

[trænsˈgresə>ʳ] Ntransgresor(a) m/f, infractor(a) m/f (Rel) → pecador(a) m/f

transgressor

[trænzˈgrɛsər] n (formal)transgresseur m

transgressor

nÜbeltäter(in) m(f), → Missetäter(in) m(f); (= sinner)Sünder(in) m(f)

transgressor

[trænsˈgrɛsəʳ] n (frm) → trasgressore/trasgreditrice
References in classic literature ?
Meagre, indeed, and cold, was the sympathy that a transgressor might look for, from such bystanders, at the scaffold.
Why, she played the outraged wife to perfection, slapped the transgressor and fled to you.
And if the punishment be not also a right and an honour to the transgressor, I do not like your punishing.
I go to judge On Earth these thy transgressors, but thou knowst, Whoever judg'd, the worst on mee must light, When time shall be, for so I undertook Before thee; and not repenting, this obtaine Of right, that I may mitigate thir doom On me deriv'd, yet I shall temper so Justice with Mercie, as may illustrate most Them fully satisfied, and thee appease.
The unprincipled marauders,'' he said ``were I ever to become monarch of England, I would hang such transgressors over the drawbridges of their own castles.
almost screamed The Sheik, and then followed a stream of profane, Arabic invective against the white man whom all the transgressors of the jungle feared and hated.
I am afraid, Natty,” said Edwards, when the heat of the moment had passed, and his blood began to cool, “that we have all been equally transgressors of the law.
I say like a Greek, because the Greeks are called the worst transgressors in this line.
In an hour the transgressors had all the fish they wanted, so they returned to the house, much to Dora's relief.
Then poor Davy betook himself to a secluded retreat behind the woodpile to think over the way of transgressors.
7) Extraordinarily, as a defence, the potential transgressor of an ambush activity has to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that such an activity took place without their knowledge or occurred despite them taking all reasonable steps to prevent it.
Participants recalled an incident where they were the transgressor and responded to a questionnaire that assessed their perceptions and the characteristics of the offense.