Transgressive  

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This page Transgressive is part of the mores series.
Illustration: Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("List of Prohibited Books") of the Catholic Church.

"Legislators and leaders of men, such as Lycurgus, Solon, Mahomet, Napoleon, and so on, were all without exception criminals, from the very fact that, making a new law they transgressed the ancient one, handed down from their ancestors and held sacred by the people, and they did not stop short at bloodshed either, if that bloodshed often of innocent persons fighting bravely in defence of ancient law were of use to their cause." -- Rodion Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment

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Transgressive means involving transgression; that passes beyond some limit; sinful; going beyond generally accepted boundaries; violating usual practice, subversive.


Transgressive and transgression may refer to:

Etymology

From trans (“across, beyond”) + gradior (“walk; advance”).

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