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Webster 1913 Edition


Transgression

Trans-gres′sion

,
Noun.
[L.
transgressio
a going across, going over, transgression of the law, from
transgredi
,
transgressus
, to step across, go over;
trans
over, across +
gradi
to step, walk: cf. F.
transgression
. See
Grade
.]
The act of transgressing, or of passing over or beyond any law, civil or moral; the violation of a law or known principle of rectitude; breach of command; fault; offense; crime; sin.
Forgive thy people . . . all their
transgressions
wherein they have transgressed against thee.
I Kings viii. 50.
What rests, but that the mortal sentence pass
On his
transgression
, death denounced that day ?
Milton.
The
transgression
is in the stealer.
Shakespeare
Syn. – Fault; offense; crime; infringement; misdemeanor; misdeed; affront; sin.

Webster 1828 Edition


Transgression

TRANSGRES'SION

,
Noun.
The act of passing over or beyond any law or rule of moral duty; the violation of a law or known principle of rectitude; breach of command.
He mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away. Ezra 10.
Forgive thy people all their transgressions. 1 Kings 8.
1.
Fault; offense; crime.

Definition 2022


transgression

transgression

English

Noun

transgression (countable and uncountable, plural transgressions)

  1. A violation of a law, duty or commandment
  2. An act that goes beyond generally accepted boundaries
  3. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata

Translations


French

Noun

transgression f (plural transgressions)

  1. transgression (violation)