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 for Transgression
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transgression \Trans*gres"sion\, n. [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
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Forgive thy people . . . all their transgressions
           wherein they have transgressed against thee. --I Kings
                                                    viii. 50.
     [1913 Webster]
           What rests, but that the mortal sentence pass
           On his transgression, death denounced that day ?
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           The transgression is in the stealer.     --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Fault; offense; crime; infringement; misdemeanor;
          misdeed; affront; sin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: transgression,
      2: the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the
         deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
      3: the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "transgression":
     atrocity, bad faith, breach, breach of contract, breach of faith,
     breach of law, breach of privilege, breach of promise,
     breach of trust, breaking, civil disobedience, contravention,
     crime, crime against humanity, deadly sin, delinquency,
     dereliction, disobedience, encroachment, enormity, erring, error,
     evil, failure, fall from grace, fault, felony, frowardness,
     genocide, guilty act, heavy sin, impropriety, incursion,
     indiscipline, indiscretion, indocility, inexpiable sin, infraction,
     infringement, iniquity, injury, injustice, inroad, insubordination,
     intractability, intrusion, lapse, lawbreaking, lawlessness,
     malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misbehavior, misdeed,
     misdemeanor, misfeasance, mortal sin, naughtiness, noncompliance,
     nonconformity, noncooperation, nonfeasance, nonobedience, offense,
     omission, outrage, overstepping, passive resistance, peccadillo,
     peccancy, recusancy, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission,
     sinful act, slip, tort, trespass, trespassing, trip,
     uncooperativeness, unduteousness, undutifulness, unsubmissiveness,
     unutterable sin, usurpation, venial sin, violation,
     violation of law, waywardness, willful disobedience, wrong,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRANSGRESSION. The violation of a law. 

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