Definition of transgression
: an act, process, or instance of transgressing: such 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
acts that are transgressions against the laws of civilized societies everywhere
a dying woman asking for divine forgiveness for a lifetime of transgressions
Recent Examples of transgression from the Web
But the greater pleasure for me during the first four seasons was in witnessing Underwood’s shocking acts of transgression.
More recently, Friberg has sought to obscure his violent transgressions under a cover of intellectual legitimacy.
Here's the scariest part: Most of these transgressions will go unreported.
But the OCE may encounter the same problems as the formal Ethics Committee since Gianforte’s alleged transgression happened prior to his Congressional service.
For years, the sales culture at Alexion was so pressure-packed that aggressive phone calls to doctors were among its milder transgressions.
When employees do sin, such transgressions will be easier to spot because all company records will be under one roof and keyword searchable.
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First Known Use of transgression
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Definition of transgression for Students
: a violation of a command or law
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