Definition of transgression noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//trænzˈɡreʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈɡreʃn//
; BrE BrE//trænsˈɡreʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈɡreʃn//
[countable, uncountable](formal)
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an act that goes beyond the limits of what is morally or legally acceptable She was unable to forgive his latest transgression. their transgression of social and cultural boundaries