Trans·gres·sion n. 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.
Syn: -- Fault; offense; crime; infringement; misdemeanor; misdeed; affront; sin.
n 1: the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty
or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the
transgressions of his father" [syn: evildoing]
2: the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the
deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
3: the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or