Definition of transgression in English:


Line breaks: trans|gres¦sion
Pronunciation: /trɑːnsˈɡrɛʃn, trɑːnzˈɡrɛʃn, transˈɡrɛʃn
, tranzˈɡrɛʃn


An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence: I’ll be keeping an eye out for further transgressions few ministers now stand down because of sexual transgressions [mass noun]: her transgression of genteel etiquette
More example sentences
  • Mobiles ringing in the dressing room, lateness and the wrong kit are all transgressions that can lead to coughing up dollars.
  • One admits to a crime, a transgression, not an illness, unless the illness is a crime, and depression is not.
  • He was far too indulgent of players' transgressions and inevitably an element of indiscipline crept into the play.

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