KJV Dictionary Definition: transgress


TRANSGRESS', v.t. L. 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', v.i. To offend by violating a law; to sin.

Chron 2.


TRANSGRESS'ED, pp. Overpassed; violated.


TRANSGRESS'ING, ppr. Passing beyond; surpassing; violating; sinning.


TRANSGRES'SION, n. The act of passing over or beyond any law or rule of moral duty; the violation of a law or known principle of rectitude; breach of command.

He mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away. Ezra 10.

Forgive thy people all their transgressions. 1 Kings 8.

1. Fault; offense; crime.


TRANSGRESS'IVE, a. Faulty; culpable; apt to transgress.