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Transgression meaning

transgression - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Violation of a law; sin.

transgression - examples of usage

  1. " If anybody says anything, I shall say that I'm looking at the river," she thought, for in her slavery to her family traditions, she was ready to pay for her transgression with some plausible falsehood. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. It is transgression of his laws. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. The truth is that we live simultaneously in two worlds, the visible and the invisible, just as trees draw their life from the earth beneath and from the air and light above, and the transgression consists in limiting ourselves only to the lower world, and thereby cutting ourselves off from the essential part of our own life, that which really lives. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
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