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.
- 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.
- The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
- A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.