In old English law. A violation of law. Also trespass; the action of trespass. Transgressio est cum modus non serva- tur nec mensura, debit enim quilibet in suo facto modum habere et mensuram. Co. Litt. 37. Transgression is when neither mode nor measure is preserved, for every one in his act ought to have a mode and measure.

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