Meaning of “transgression” in the English Dictionary

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transgressionnoun [ C/U ]

us /trænzˈɡreʃ·ən/ fml

an action that breaks a law or rule:

[ C ] It is hard to keep the transgressions of famous people out of the news.
verb [ T ] us /trænzˈɡres/


He transgressed the military code of honor and paid a heavy penalty.

(Definition of “transgression” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)