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English noun: transgression

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

SamplesThe boy was punished for the transgressions of his father.


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Narrower (hyponym)abomination, crime, crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, depravity, evil, immorality, iniquity, inside job, law-breaking, offence, offense, sin, sinning, terrorisation, terrorization, turpitude, vice, villainy, wickedness

2. transgression (phenomenon) the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata

Broader (hypernym)geological phenomenon

3. transgression (act) the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit

Broader (hypernym)action

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