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transgression

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noun trans·gres·sion \-ˈgre-shən\

Definition of transgression

  1. :  an act, process, or instance of transgressing: asa :  infringement or violation of a law, command, or dutyb :  the spread of the sea over land areas and the consequent unconformable deposit of sediments on older rocks



Examples of transgression in a sentence

  1. <acts that are transgressions against the laws of civilized societies everywhere>

  2. <a dying woman asking for divine forgiveness for a lifetime of transgressions>



14th Century

First Known Use of transgression

14th century


TRANSGRESSION Defined for Kids

transgression

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noun trans·gres·sion \trans-ˈgre-shən\

Definition of transgression for Students

  1. :  a violation of a command or law





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