transgression


trans·gres·sion

noun \-ˈgre-shən\

Definition of TRANSGRESSION

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

Examples of TRANSGRESSION

  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>

First Known Use of TRANSGRESSION

14th century

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