Origin of transgression
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|William Giraldi|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
The sister in question had never apologized to her sibling for this transgression.Should You Divorce Your Family After the Holidays?|Keli Goff|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It gives a pleasant sense of transgression, of really being in the nitty-gritty.‘Stupid Enough to Pay’: Tim Parks’s Italian Rail Adventures|Tim Parks|June 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But it is no less really true of all transgression, since all brings sickness to the soul.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Volume III|Alexander Maclaren
It is wronging the brethren also, to visit upon all the transgression of one individual.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
Before the end of the second bottle they would be staring at each other, appalled at contemplation of their own transgression.Paul Kelver|Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
As sin is the transgression of the law, and where no law is there is no transgression—1 John 3:4, Rom.Tracts on the Sabbath|Various
He let me off, though, because it was my first transgression.Combed Out|Fritz August Voigt
British Dictionary definitions for transgression
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).