Transgression definition

trăns-grĕshən, trănz-
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A violation of a law, principle, or duty.
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The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
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The act or an instance of transgressing; breach of a law, duty, etc.
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A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata. The sequence of sedimentary strata formed by transgressions and regressions provides information about the changes in sea level during a particular geologic time.
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The definition of a transgression is an act that goes past set limits or breaks a law.

An example of a transgression is having an affair.

Driving 100 mph in a 55 mph zone is an example of a transgression.

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A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
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A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
transgression
Plural:
transgressions

Origin of transgression

  • Latin transgressus, from trans- (“over-") + gressus (“step")

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