The definition of a sin is an offense against moral rules or law, especially against God.(noun)
An example of a sin is murder.
To sin is defined as to go against a rule or law, especially one of God's.(verb)
An example of to sin is to steal.
See sin in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME (East Midland) sinne < OE synne (for *sunjo), akin to Ger sünde, prob. < early Gmc borrowing < L sous (gen. sontis), guilty, technical legal term, orig. part. form of esse, to be (see is), in sense (he) being (the one)
See sin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English sinne
Origin: , from Old English synn; see es- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Hebrew śîn
Origin: , modeled on šîn, shin (the following letter).
Origin: Akkadian Sîn.
See sin in Ologies
Theology. the study or science of the doctrine of sin.
an obsession with sin.
an abnormal fear of error or sin.
1. the state or condition of being sinful or in sin.
2. a sinful act. —peccant, adj.
an abnormal fear of sinning.
the sin or offense of selling or granting for personal advantage church appointments, benefices, preferments, etc. —simonist, n.
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