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"
the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit
A violation of a law, command or duty
An act that goes beyond generally accepted boundaries
A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
Origin: transgressus, from trans + gressus
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
The numerical value of transgression in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of transgression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To ignore it would be a serious international transgression.
Not even her worst adversaries have accused her of any moral transgression.
A kiss, is the physical transgression of the mental connection which has already taken place.
He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity.
The question is not whether he has taken donations from wealthy individuals, but instead whether he has received support from the very people he has attacked as being at the core of the corrupt campaign finance that funds Washington, hence, as with most scandals, the transgression is judged most harshly when it involves hypocrisy.
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- Überschreitung, Übertretung, Verstoß, Regelübertretung, Regelverstoß, Gesetzesverstoß, TransgressionGerman
- transgressio, rikkomus, omavaltaisuus, rikeFinnish
- lógarbrot, brotFaroese
- áflæði, lögbrot, afbrot, brotIcelandic
- încălcare de lege, transgresiune, infracțiuneRomanian
- правонарушение, преступление, проступокRussian
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