Transgress vs Misfare - What's the difference?

transgress | misfare |


As verbs the difference between transgress and misfare

is that transgress is to exceed or overstep some limit or boundary while misfare is (obsolete) to go astray; to transgress, to sin.

As a noun misfare is

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transgress

English

Verb

(es)
  • To exceed or overstep some limit or boundary.
  • * Dryden
  • surpassing common faith, transgressing nature's law
  • To act in violation of some law.
  • * Milton
  • For man will hearken to his glozing lies, / And easily transgress the sole command.
  • To commit an offense; to sin.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Why give you peace to this imperate beast / That hath so long transgressed you?
  • (of the sea) To spread over land along a shoreline; to inundate.
  • misfare

    English

    Verb

    (misfar)
  • (obsolete) To go astray; to transgress, to sin.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , IV.5:
  • *:Whereto great comfort in her sad misfare / Was Amoret, companion of her care […].
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