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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.


Synonymsevildoing


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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