• WordNet 3.6
    • n transgression the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit
    • n transgression the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
    • n transgression the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Transgression 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. "Forgive thy people . . . all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee.""What rests, but that the mortal sentence pass
      On his transgression , death denounced that day ?"
      "The transgression is in the stealer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transgression 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 transgression The act of transgressing; the violation of any law; disobedience; infringement; trespass; offense.
    • n transgression Synonyms Sin, Trespass, etc. (see crime), infraction, breach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Transgression the act of transgressing: violation of a law or command: offence: fault: crime: sin
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  • Bible
    “The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. [Proverbs 19:11]”
  • Bible
    “My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity. [Job 14:17]”
  • Bible
    “Where there is no law there is no transgression.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transgressio, a going across, going over, transgression of the law, from transgredi, transgressus, to step across, go over; trans, over, across + gradi, to step, walk: cf. F. transgression,. See Grade
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trans, across, gradi, gressus, to step.


In literature:

If a man has transgressed the one law, and speaks lies, and scoffs at another world, there is no evil he will not do.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
If it was no crime in the estimation of men, it was certainly a grievous transgression in the eyes of God!
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
Number not my transgressions nor let my iniquities rise up in judgment against me.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
The final transgression led to his resignation; but its effects on our relations with France remained.
"Great Britain and Her Queen" by Anne E. Keeling
This crime is no newborn sprite, but a haggard transgression that comes staggering down under a mantle of curses through many centuries.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
Have you not transgressed the ordinances of the Church?
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Ellis himself saw the enormity of his transgression.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
God help and pardon him for his transgressions!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV." by Various
Nearly all the people were diseased by the transgression of Nature's laws.
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
No member of the Club has yet transgressed it.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
A person cannot fail in the observance of this rule, without making himself ridiculous; and yet how often do we see it transgressed!
"The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant" by John Hamilton Moore
At seventy the desires of my heart no longer transgressed the law.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
In his conception of himself a greatness, even in transgression, must clothe all that he does.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
It seemed like the bolt of Omnipotence thrown across their path in the hour of their great transgression.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
Lord God, help me to remember that I may not only be forgiven for my transgression, but with thy help I may be led away from the wrong.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
But when you shrink from bearing your fellow-creature's transgressions, it shows that your love is small.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
It is a law that penalty follows transgression.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
Yet none of the faithful transgressed My commandment, nor raised his hand in resistance.
"Epistle to the Son of the Wolf" by Bahá’u’lláh
Not one of them has ever transgressed the divine law of its being.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Transgress = peki, ofendi.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes

In poetry:

God, give provision to the poor —
God, make them bounteous, who have store,
God, pardon us, when we've transgress'd,
God, for our food be always bless'd!
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
"Oh! when shall we see our dear Jesus?
His presence from poverty frees us,
And bright from His face
The rays of His grace
Beam, purging transgression for ever.
"The Cottage Maid" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Beneath a grievous curse we lie oppress'd,
Because we all have willfully transgress'd
The law of righteousness, and from it none
Can set us free, but Jesus Christ alone.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Transgress not thou, thy company to please.
Death is the sentence that on sin is past.
As often as thou dost thy sins increase,
So many deaths thou dost deserve to taste.
"Advice, To Have One's Conversation and Demeanour Always According To The Rules Of The Gospel" by Rees Prichard
Wounds of the soul, though healed, will ache;
The reddening scars remain, and make
Lost innocence returns no more;
We are not what we were before
"Ultima Thule: The Sifting Of Peter" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
E'er since the day transgression first began,
Death and transgression have been firm allies:
So that whoever dares transgress, that man
Must fall to Death a certain sacrifice.
"Advice, To Have One's Conversation and Demeanour Always According To The Rules Of The Gospel" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Art and fashion historian Laurent Cotta , curator for contemporary creation at Galliera, comes to the Alliance Française to explain the two poles defining Yves Saint Laurent's œuvre: classicism and transgression.
On that front, Hannity continues blasting away at the " double standard " under which only Republicans suffer for transgressions and smears.
His transgression involved only his private life.
The empty tropes of transgressive fiction.
This David Cronenberg masterpiece (1991) breaks every rule in adapting a literary classic—maybe "On Naked Lunch " would be a more accurate title—but justifies every transgression with its artistry and audacity.
Weary Italians aren't in the mood to laugh anymore at Berlusconi's latest transgressions.
When people witness (or hear about) a moral transgression, they often get a disgust reaction.
This David Cronenberg masterpiece (1991) breaks every rule in adapting a literary classic—maybe "On Naked Lunch" would be a more accurate title—but justifies every transgression with its artistry and audacity.
In a rare interview, the controversial artist opens up to Glenn O'Brien about the art world, her transgressive work, and why she's a survivor.
A judge accused of fix­ing his own parking tickets and several other transgressions has been removed from the bench.
Tiger Woods has seen his reputation go from one of role model and star to a confessor of "transgressions.".
' The viral clip takes aim at folks who have embraced Brown with open arms despite his past transgression of viciously beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
The man, the mistresses, the marriage, and much more — scroll down for instant updates and classic stories from our top writers on how the golfer's transgressions affect his legacy and yours.
Still pulling for Tiger in spite of his transgressions.
A judge Friday ruled against a bid by a former aide to Gov Scott Walker to have his felony embezzlement charges thrown out based on an ethical transgression by a defense attorney.

In science:

Let us summarise what we know about transgression of bundle gerbes.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
This bundle may be defined in terms of the transgression to the loop space which is a bundle τS 1 P .
Constructions with bundle gerbes
Gomi and Terashima [25, 26] suggest that it would be of interest to find geometric realisations of transgression in higher degrees.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
This has involved transgression of a bundle gerbe to a bundle 0-gerbe (or, equivalently, a bundle) over the loop space and the transgression of a bundle 2-gerbe to a bundle 0-gerbe on the space ∂XM of smooth maps of boundaries of 3-manifolds in M .
Constructions with bundle gerbes
We may now proceed as in the case of loop transgression of bundle gerbes.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
Starting with the line bundle on the loop space obtained by transgression we obtain a trivialisation of a bundle gerbe on PM .
Constructions with bundle gerbes
Corresponding to closed n-manifolds there is the transgression bundle, named after a homomorphism in Deligne cohomology.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
Holonomy and parallel transport may also both be viewed as arising from such transgression maps so we sometimes use the term transgression to apply to all of these cases.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
The transgression to the loop space LG of the tautological bund le gerbe over a compact, simply connected, semi-simple Lie group G with curvature 3-form Tr < g−1dg ∧ [g−1dg ∧ g−1dg ] > is the bund le associated with the central extension f LG → LG (see example 3.1).
Constructions with bundle gerbes
Instead we use transgression formulae to approach holonomy reconstruction.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
This gives us an alternative way of calculating local data using transgression formulae.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
We do this by using transgression to find the local data for this bundle gerbe.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
We may think of this as equivalent to a transgression line bundle on the loop space.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
If we start with a bundle gerbe P then there is a transgression bundle L on the loop space regardless of whether M is 1-connected.
Constructions with bundle gerbes
We know from the previous results on reconstruction that the bundle gerbe over L0M is that obtained by transgression in §6.4.
Constructions with bundle gerbes