Trans*gres"sion(?), n. [L. transgressio a going across, going over, transgression of the law, from transgredi, transgressus, to step across, go over; trans over, across + gradi to step, walk: cf. F. transgression. See Grade.] The act of transgressing, or of passing over or beyond any law, civil or moral; the violation of a law or known principle of rectitude; breach of command; fault; offense; crime; sin.
Forgive thy people . . . all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee.I Kings viii. 50.
What rests, but that the mortal sentence passMilton.
On his transgression, death denounced that day ?
The transgression is in the stealer.Shak.
Syn. -- Fault; offense; crime; infringement; misdemeanor; misdeed; affront; sin.
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