transgression


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trans·gres·sion

 (trăns-grĕsh′ən, trănz-)
n.
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.

transgression

(trænzˈɡrɛʃən)
n
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-)

n.
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)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transgression - the act of transgressingtransgression - 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"
evil, wickedness, immorality, iniquity - morally objectionable behavior
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"
sinning, sin - an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
terrorisation, terrorization - an act of terrorism
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 stratatransgression - 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"

transgression

transgression

noun
An act or instance of breaking a law or regulation or of nonfulfillment of an obligation or promise, for example:
Translations

transgression

[trænsˈgreʃən] Ntransgresión f, infracción f (Rel) → pecado m

transgression

[trænzˈgrɛʃən] ntransgression f

transgression

n
(of law)Verstoß m, → Verletzung f, → Überschreitung f
(= sin)Sünde f, → Verstoß m
References in classic literature ?
It struck me like a blow, this proof of premeditated transgression and systematic disregard of truth.
But either his success, or the frequency of the transgression in others, soon wiped off this slight stain from his character; and, although there were a few who, dissatisfied with their own fortunes, or conscious of their own demerits, would make dark hints concerning the sudden prosperity of the unportioned Quaker, yet his services, and possibly his wealth, soon drove the recollection of these vague conjectures from men’s minds.
This strange, cruel, and almost unaccountable ingratitude in the captain, absolutely broke the poor doctor's heart; for ingratitude never so thoroughly pierces the human breast as when it proceeds from those in whose behalf we have been guilty of transgressions.
I am concerned but for the good name of the Tremolino, and I affirm that a ship is ever guiltless of the sins, transgressions, and follies of her men.
Lady Russell, in spite of all her former transgressions, he could now value from his heart.
And when he finds that the sum of his transgressions is great he will many a time like a child start up in his sleep for fear, and he is filled with dark forebodings.
Remember Thy bounteous mercy and loving-kindness which are from of old; turn not Thy face from us, but be gracious to our unworthiness, and in Thy great goodness and Thy many mercies regard not our transgressions and iniquities
They were of the most curious character: odd transgressions that I never imagined previously.
Rebecca sat down heavily in her chair as she heard the list of her transgressions.
Girls are such geese sometimes, I can't help it," said Steve, confessing his transgressions handsomely, and feeling quite ready to atone for them if he only knew how.
The old clergyman, nurtured at the rich bosom of the English Church, had a long established and legitimate taste for all good and comfortable things, and however stern he might show himself in the pulpit, or in his public reproof of such transgressions as that of Hester Prynne, still, the genial benevolence of his private life had won him warmer affection than was accorded to any of his professional contemporaries.
But to become monarch of England,'' said his Ahithophel coolly, ``it is necessary not only that your Grace should endure the transgressions of these unprincipled marauders, but that you should afford them your protection, notwithstanding your laudable zeal for the laws they are in the habit of infringing.