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Meaning of TRANSGRESSION

Pronunciation:  tranzgr'eshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit
  2. [n]  the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
  3. [n]  the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
 

TRANSGRESSION is a 13 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: evildoing
 
 See Also: abomination, action, actus reus, crime, depravity, evil, geological phenomenon, immorality, iniquity, inside job, law-breaking, misconduct, sin, sinning, terrorisation, terrorization, turpitude, vice, villainy, wickedness, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trans*gres"sion\, n. [L. transgressio a going
across, going over, transgression of the law, from
transgredi, transgressus, to step across, go over; trans
over, across + gradi to step, walk: cf. F. transgression. See
{Grade}.]
The act of transgressing, or of passing over or beyond any
law, civil or moral; the violation of a law or known
principle of rectitude; breach of command; fault; offense;
crime; sin.

      Forgive thy people . . . all their transgressions
      wherein they have transgressed against thee. --I Kings
                                               viii. 50.

      What rests, but that the mortal sentence pass On his
      transgression, death denounced that day ? --Milton.

      The transgression is in the stealer.     --Shak.

Syn: Fault; offense; crime; infringement; misdemeanor;
     misdeed; affront; sin.

 

 

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