transgress

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transgress against (someone or something)

To commit a serious offense that defies or violates someone or something. There are severe consequences for transgressing against other members of the community. He was excommunicated for transgressing against the principles of the church.
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transgress against someone or something

to make an offense against someone or something. (Stilted and formal.) I did not mean to transgress against you. We did not transgress against the rules of the college.
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