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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sinned p. pr. & vb. n. Sinning.]
 1. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against.
    Against thee, thee only, have I sinned.   --Ps. li. 4.
    All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.   --Rom. iii. 23.
 2. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.
 I am a man
 More sinned against than sinning.   --Shak.
 Who but wishes to invert the laws
 Of order, sins against the eternal cause.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: estrangement from god [syn: sinfulness, wickedness]
      2: an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of
         God's will [syn: sinning]
      3: ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse of a
         right-angled triangle [syn: sine]
      4: (Akkadian) god of the moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
      5: the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      6: violent and excited activity; "they began to fight like sin"
         [syn: hell]
      v 1: commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law [syn: transgress,
      2: commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I
         blundered during the job interview" [syn: blunder, boob,
      [also: sinning, sinned]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See sin