- An example of a transgression is having an affair.
- Driving 100 mph in a 55 mph zone is an example of a transgression.
The definition of a transgression is an act that goes past set limits or breaks a law.
- A violation of a law, principle, or duty. See Synonyms at breach.
- The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
- A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
Latin transgressus, from trans- (“over-") + gressus (“step")
- A minor transgression that the other person may not even remember is probably not important enough to warrant a full-blown revenge prank.
- Not far behind Stefan, however, is his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder of Lost), a vicious killer intent on torturing his brother for some transgression in their past.
- God then, who is love, delivers us from evil through Christ, who pays the penalty of our transgression to the enemy of God and man.
- If man is thought of as under the authority of God, any transgression of or want of conformity to the law of God is defined as sin.
- In the first sense the conception is similar to that of fate; this assumes a moral character as nemesis, or the inevitable penalty of transgression.