AskDefine | Define transgression

Dictionary Definition



1 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" [syn: evildoing]
2 the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
3 the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit

User Contributed Dictionary



transgressus > trans + gressus


  • /tɹænsˈgɹɛʃən/, /tr

Extensive Definition

Transgression may be:
transgression in German: Transgression
transgression in Polish: Transgresja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

atrocity, bad faith, breach, breach of contract, breach of faith, breach of law, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of trust, breaking, civil disobedience, contravention, crime, crime against humanity, deadly sin, delinquency, dereliction, disobedience, encroachment, enormity, erring, error, evil, failure, fall from grace, fault, felony, frowardness, genocide, guilty act, heavy sin, impropriety, incursion, indiscipline, indiscretion, indocility, inexpiable sin, infraction, infringement, iniquity, injury, injustice, inroad, insubordination, intractability, intrusion, lapse, lawbreaking, lawlessness, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misbehavior, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, mortal sin, naughtiness, noncompliance, nonconformity, noncooperation, nonfeasance, nonobedience, offense, omission, outrage, overstepping, passive resistance, peccadillo, peccancy, recusancy, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, tort, trespass, trespassing, trip, uncooperativeness, unduteousness, undutifulness, unsubmissiveness, unutterable sin, usurpation, venial sin, violation, violation of law, waywardness, willful disobedience, wrong, wrongdoing
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