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English definition of “transgression”

transgression

noun [C/U]  /trænzˈɡreʃ·ən/ fml us  
an action that breaks a law or rule: [C] It is hard to keep the transgressions of famous people out of the news.
transgress
verb [T]  /trænzˈɡres/ us  
fml He transgressed the military code of honor and paid a heavy penalty.
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