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Definition 1: the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle - [noun denoting act]

Samples where transgression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father

Synonyms for transgression in the sense of this definition

(transgression is a kind of ...) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

"he denied any wrongdoing"

(... is a kind of transgression ) an evil act not necessarily punishable by law

"crimes of the heart"

(... is a kind of transgression ) a transgression that constitutes a violation of what is judged to be right

(... is a kind of transgression ) an act of terrorism

(... is a kind of transgression ) an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will

(... is a kind of transgression ) a specific form of evildoing

"vice offends the moral standards of the community"

(... is a kind of transgression ) a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

"the various turpitudes of modern society"

(... is a kind of transgression ) a criminal or vicious act

(... is a kind of transgression ) morally objectionable behavior

(... is a kind of transgression ) an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence

"his treatment of the children is an abomination"

(... is a kind of transgression ) some transgression committed with the assistance of someone trusted by the victim

"the police decided that the crime was an inside job"

Definition 2: the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit - [noun denoting act]

(transgression is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Definition 3: the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(transgression is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

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