Definition of transgression in English:

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transgression

Pronunciation: /trɑːnsˈɡrɛʃn/ /trɑːnzˈɡrɛʃn/ /transˈɡrɛʃn/
/tranzˈɡrɛʃn/

noun

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.
Synonyms
offence, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanour, felony, misdeed, lawbreaking, vice, evil-doing, indiscretion, peccadillo, mischief, mischievousness, wickedness, misbehaviour, bad behaviour;
error, lapse, fault
archaic trespass
infringement, breach, contravention, violation, defiance, infraction, disobedience, breaking, flouting, non-observance, overstepping, exceeding

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