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
Our protagonist ultimately goes on a mission to atone for an old transgression.
And that lengthy list of transgressions all but ensures that the final sentence Diamond imposes will be near the high end of Williams’ sentencing range of up to five years.
Adultification contributes to a false narrative that Black youths’ transgressions are intentional and malicious, instead of the result of immature decision-making—a key characteristic of childhood.
The lawsuit suggests that creating a hospitable home for red-winged blackbirds made the hospital the creatures' de facto owner, and thus liable for their transgressions under the state's Animal Control Act.
However, for many, this is just the most recent transgression for a league that has been tampering with results for a while now.
Louisville’s transgressions involved a staffer arranging interactions for recruits with prostitutes, among other illicit activities.
Other employees began reporting transgressions that management overlooked.
Now, with the detention by police of Anbang’s chairman, the biggest question is which potential transgression may have spurred Beijing to crack down.
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First Known Use of transgression
TRANSGRESSION Defined for Kids
Definition of transgression for Students
: a violation of a command or law
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