To offend against

to do an injury or wrong to; to commit an offense against.
- 2 Chron. xxviii. 13.

See also: Offend

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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While on bail, he went on to offend against the 14-year-old girl.
In Making the hospital order, the judge said: "I am satisfied that you will continue to offend against these individuals or cast your net wider to involve those against whom you hold a grudge."
Judge Fox QC Judge Fox told Jeffries, now of Balfour Street, Oldham: "When you were a child you began to offend against another child.
I heard him confront the scourge of terrorism saying: "To offend against man is, most certainly to offend against God.