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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trans·gres·sion /-ˈgrɛʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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