- an act of transgressing; violation of a law, command, etc.; sin.
Origin of transgression
Related Wordsinfringement, infraction, lapse, misdemeanor, crime, misdeed, wrongdoing, error, breach, fault, sin, disobedience, vice, iniquity, encroachment, contravention, trespass, wrong, slip, defiance
Examples from the Web for transgression
Every page would carry its own proof of transgression, and thus its own guarantee of detection.Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons
October 21, 2014
It takes a transgression with real bite to inspire a furor of this intensity—Brangelina burn Jennifer!
Risk, transgression, mockery, rebellion—these are the revving motors of fun.A History of American Fun
February 9, 2014
The sister in question had never apologized to her sibling for this transgression.Should You Divorce Your Family After the Holidays?
January 2, 2014
It gives a pleasant sense of transgression, of really being in the nitty-gritty.‘Stupid Enough to Pay’: Tim Parks’s Italian Rail Adventures
June 23, 2013
Unbelief was also a probable concomitant in this transgression.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Your transgression will be forgiven you since you have confessed and testify your horror for it.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
I will show them wherein they have erred, and that transgression stands in the way to life.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
Marianne, recognizing how serious was the transgression, wished to scold him.Fruitfulness
His transgression had destroyed his faith, and then dogma had tottered.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
- a breach of a law, etc; sin or crime
- the act or an instance of transgressing
Word Origin and History for transgression
late 14c., from Old French transgression (12c.), from Late Latin transgressionem (nominative transgressio) "a transgression of the law," in classical Latin, "a going over," from transgressus, past participle of transgredi "go beyond," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + gradi (past participle gressus) "to walk, go" (see grade).
- A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata. The sequence of sedimentary strata formed by transgressions and regressions provides information about the changes in sea level during a particular geologic time. Compare regression.