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1. A violation of a law, principle, or duty. See Synonyms at breach.
2. The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
3. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
1. (Law) a breach of a law, etc; sin or crime
2. the act or an instance of transgressing
trans•gres•sion(trænsˈgrɛʃ ən, trænz-)
an act of transgressing; violation of a law, command, etc.; sin.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsgressiō the act of going across, derivative of trānsgred(ī) (see transgress)]
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|Noun||1.||transgression - 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"|
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
abomination - an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence; "his treatment of the children is an abomination"
villainy - a criminal or vicious act
turpitude, depravity - a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"
vice - a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
crime - an evil act not necessarily punishable by law; "crimes of the heart"
inside job - some transgression committed with the assistance of someone trusted by the victim; "the police decided that the crime was an inside job"
|2.||transgression - the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata|
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
|3.||transgression - the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit|
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"