(noun) the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit

transgression, evildoing

(noun) 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”


(noun) the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata

Source: WordNet® 3.1



transgression (countable and uncountable, plural transgressions)

A violation of a law, duty or commandment.

An act that goes beyond generally accepted boundaries.

A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.

Source: Wiktionary

Trans*gres"sion, n. Etym: [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.]

Definition: 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.


– Fault; offense; crime; infringement; misdemeanor; misdeed; affront; sin.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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