from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A violation of a law, command, or duty: "The same transgressions should be visited with equal severity on both man and woman” ( Elizabeth Cady Stanton). See Synonyms at breach.
- n. The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
- n. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A violation of a law, command or duty
- n. An act that goes beyond generally accepted boundaries
- n. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of transgressing, or of passing over or beyond any law, civil or moral; the violation of a law or known principle of rectitude; breach of command; fault; offense; crime; sin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, the process which produces overlap. Thus a shore-line, with one series of strata recently formed beneath the neighboring waters, may subside and allow the sea, bringing new sediments, to encroach farther and farther upon the land, away from the old series, and deposit new and overlapping beds by transgression.
- n. The act of transgressing; the violation of any law; disobedience; infringement; trespass; offense.
- n. Synonyms Sin, Trespass, etc. (see crime), infraction, breach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
- n. the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit
- n. the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
Latin transgressus, from trans- ("over-") + gressus ("step") (Wiktionary)