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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
transgression (noun)
an act, process, or instance of as - transgressing
a) infringement or violation of a law, command, or duty
b) the spread of the sea over land areas and the consequent unconformable deposit of sediments on older rocks
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
transgression (noun)
1.
a breaking of a moral or legal code
SYNONIMS:
breach, crime, debt, error, lawbreaking, malefaction, misdeed, misdoing, sin, transgression, trespass, violation, wrongdoing
RELATED WORDS:
bias crime, hate crime; felony, misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance; fault, foible, peccadillo; break, infringement; immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, sinfulness, vice, wickedness; corruption, debauchery, depravity, licentiousness; abuse, criminality, illegality, lawlessness, unlawfulness; descent, downfall, fall
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, innocence, irreproachability; goodness, morality, righteousness, virtue, virtuousness
noncrime
transgression (noun)
2.
a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation
SYNONIMS:
contravention, infraction, infringement, transgression, trespass, violation
RELATED WORDS:
misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, offense ( offence), sin, wrong; disregard, forgetting, ignoring, nonobservance, overlooking; delinquency, dereliction, neglect; encroachment, intrusion, invasion
NEAR ANTONYMS:
respecting, upholding
noninfringement, nonviolation, observance
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