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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sin  \Sin\,  n.  [OE.  sinne,  AS  synn,  syn;  akin  to  D.  zonde,  OS 
  sundia,  OHG.  sunta,  G.  s["u]nde,  Icel.,  Dan.  &  Sw  synd,  L. 
  sons,  sontis,  guilty,  perhaps  originally  from  the  p.  pr  of 
  the  verb  signifying,  to  be  and  meaning,  the  one  who  it  is 
  Cf  {Authentic},  {Sooth}.] 
  1.  Transgression  of  the  law  of  God;  disobedience  of  the 
  divine  command;  any  violation  of  God's  will  either  in 
  purpose  or  conduct;  moral  deficiency  in  the  character; 
  iniquity;  as  sins  of  omission  and  sins  of  commission. 
 
  Whosoever  committeth  sin  is  the  servant  of  sin. 
  --John  viii. 
  34. 
 
  Sin  is  the  transgression  of  the  law.  --1  John  iii. 
  4. 
 
  I  think  't  no  sin.  To  cozen  him  that  would  unjustly 
  win.  --Shak. 
 
  Enthralled  By  sin  to  foul,  exorbitant  desires. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  An  offense,  in  general;  a  violation  of  propriety;  a 
  misdemeanor;  as  a  sin  against  good  manners. 
 
  I  grant  that  poetry's  a  crying  sin.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  A  sin  offering;  a  sacrifice  for  sin. 
 
  He  hath  made  him  to  be  sin  for  us  who  knew  no  sin. 
  --2  Cor.  v. 
  21. 
 
  4.  An  embodiment  of  sin;  a  very  wicked  person.  [R.] 
 
  Thy  ambition,  Thou  scarlet  sin,  robbed  this 
  bewailing  land  Of  noble  Buckingham.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Sin  is  used  in  the  formation  of  some  compound  words  of 
  obvious  signification;  as  sin-born;  sin-bred, 
  sin-oppressed,  sin-polluted,  and  the  like 
 
  {Actual  sin}, 
 
  {Canonical  sins}, 
 
  {Original  sin}, 
 
  {Venial  sin}.  See  under  {Actual},  {Canonical},  etc 
 
  {Deadly},  or 
 
  {Mortal}, 
 
  {sins}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  willful  and  deliberate  transgressions, 
  which  take  away  divine  grace;  --  in  distinction  from 
  vental  sins.  The  seven  deadly  sins  are  pride, 
  covetousness,  lust,  wrath,  gluttony,  envy,  and  sloth. 
 
  {Sin  eater},  a  man  who  (according  to  a  former  practice  in 
  England)  for  a  small  gratuity  ate  a  piece  of  bread  laid  on 
  the  chest  of  a  dead  person,  whereby  he  was  supposed  to 
  have  taken  the  sins  of  the  dead  person  upon  himself. 
 
  {Sin  offering},  a  sacrifice  for  sin;  something  offered  as  an 
  expiation  for  sin. 
 
  Syn:  Iniquity;  wickedness;  wrong  See  {Crime}. 




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