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transgression

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1 a breaking of a moral or legal code
  • acts that are transgressions against the laws of civilized societies everywhere

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2 a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation
  • a dying woman asking for divine forgiveness for a lifetime of transgressions

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“Transgression.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/transgression. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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