Definition of transgression in English:

transgression

Syllabification: trans·gres·sion
Pronunciation: /transˈɡreSHən
 
, tranzˈɡreSHən
 
/

noun

An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offense: I’ll be keeping an eye out for further transgressions her transgression of 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
offense, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanor, impropriety, infraction, misdeed, lawbreaking; error, lapse, peccadillo, fault
archaic trespass
infringement, breach, contravention, violation, defiance, disobedience, nonobservance

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