transgression

noun trans·gres·sion \ -ˈgre-shən \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of transgression

: an act, process, or instance of transgressing: such 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 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

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First Known Use of transgression

14th century


TRANSGRESSION Defined for Kids

transgression

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

Definition of transgression for Students

: a violation of a command or law


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