Transgression

Definition of Transgression

Trans`gres´sion
n.1.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.
- Shak.

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bad faith, breach, breach of contract, breach of faith, breach of law, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of trust, breaking, civil disobedience, contravention, crime against humanity, deadly sin, delinquency, dereliction, disobedience, encroachment, enormity, erring, error, evil, failure, fall from grace, fault, felony, frowardness, genocide, guilty act, heavy sin, impropriety, incursion, indiscipline, indiscretion, indocility, inexpiable sin, infraction, infringement, iniquity, injury, inroad, insubordination, intractability, intrusion, lapse, lawbreaking, lawlessness, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misbehavior, misdemeanor, misfeasance, mortal sin, naughtiness, noncompliance, nonconformity, noncooperation, nonfeasance, nonobedience, omission, overstepping, passive resistance, peccadillo, peccancy, recusancy, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, tort, trespassing, trip, uncooperativeness, unduteousness, undutifulness, unsubmissiveness, unutterable sin, usurpation, venial sin, violation, violation of law, waywardness, willful disobedience, wrongdoing
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