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Noun: transgression  tranz'gre-shun
  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";
    - 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

Derived forms: transgressions

Type of: action, actus reus, geological phenomenon, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Encyclopedia: Transgression