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transgression


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Transgression  \Trans*gres"sion\,  n.  [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}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  transgression 
  n  :  evil  behavior  [syn:  {evildoing}] 




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