transgression [trans-gresh-uh n, tranz-] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- an act of transgressing; violation of a law, command, etc.; sin.
Origin of transgression 1400–50; late Middle English Latin trānsgressiōn- (stem of trānsgressiō) a stepping across. See transgress, -ion Related formsnon·trans·gres·sion, nounSynonym study See breach. Related Words for transgression infringement, 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 Contemporary Examples of transgression
Every page would carry its own proof of transgression, and thus its own guarantee of detection.
October 21, 2014
It takes a transgression with real bite to inspire a furor of this intensity—Brangelina burn Jennifer!
July 25, 2014
Risk, transgression, mockery, rebellion—these are the revving motors of fun.
February 9, 2014
The sister in question had never apologized to her sibling for this transgression.
January 2, 2014
It gives a pleasant sense of transgression, of really being in the nitty-gritty.
June 23, 2013
Historical Examples of transgression
Unbelief was also a probable concomitant in this transgression.
Francis Augustus Cox
Your transgression will be forgiven you since you have confessed and testify your horror for it.
I will show them wherein they have erred, and that transgression stands in the way to life.
James Anthony Froude
His transgression had destroyed his faith, and then dogma had tottered.
Marianne, recognizing how serious was the transgression, wished to scold him.
British Dictionary definitions for transgression transgression noun
- a breach of a law, etc; sin or crime
- the act or an instance of transgressing
Word Origin and History for transgression n.
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).
transgression in Science transgression [trăns-grĕsh′ən]
- 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.