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TRANSGRESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transgression mean? 

TRANSGRESSION (noun)
  The noun TRANSGRESSION has 3 senses:

1. the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
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

  Familiarity information: TRANSGRESSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSGRESSION (noun)


Sense 1transgression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

evildoing; transgression

Context example:

the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father

Hypernyms ("transgression" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transgression"):

abomination (an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence)

crime (an evil act not necessarily punishable by law)

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

terrorisation; terrorization (an act of terrorism)

sin; sinning (an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will)

vice (a specific form of evildoing)

depravity; turpitude (a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice)

villainy (a treacherous or vicious act)

evil; immorality; iniquity; wickedness (morally objectionable behavior)

inside job (some transgression committed with the assistance of someone trusted by the victim)


Sense 2transgression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("transgression" is a kind of...):

geological phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth)


Sense 3transgression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("transgression" is a kind of...):

action (something done (usually as opposed to something said))


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