TRANSGRESSION

transgression

(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”

transgression

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

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

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.

Syn.

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

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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