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

  Sin \Sin\, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS.
     sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s["u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L.
     sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of
     the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is.
     Cf. Authentic, Sooth.]
     1. Transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the
        divine command; any violation of God's will, either in
        purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character;
        iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission.
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              Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
                                                    --John viii.
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              Sin is the transgression of the law.  --1 John iii.
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              I think 't no sin.
              To cozen him that would unjustly win. --Shak.
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              By sin to foul, exorbitant desires.   --Milton.
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     2. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a
        misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
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              I grant that poetry's a crying sin.   --Pope.
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     3. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
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              He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
                                                    --2 Cor. v.
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     4. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person. [R.]
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              Thy ambition,
              Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land
              Of noble Buckingham.                  --Shak.
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     Note: Sin is used in the formation of some compound words of
           obvious signification; as, sin-born; sin-bred,
           sin-oppressed, sin-polluted, and the like.
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     Actual sin, Canonical sins, Original sin, Venial sin.
        See under Actual, Canonical, etc.
     Deadly sins, or Mortal sins (R. C. Ch.), willful and
        deliberate transgressions, which take away divine grace;
        -- in distinction from vental sins. The seven deadly sins
        are pride, covetousness, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and
     Sin eater, a man who (according to a former practice in
        England) for a small gratuity ate a piece of bread laid on
        the chest of a dead person, whereby he was supposed to
        have taken the sins of the dead person upon himself.
     Sin offering, a sacrifice for sin; something offered as an
        expiation for sin.
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     Syn: Iniquity; wickedness; wrong. See Crime.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sin \Sin\, adv., prep., & conj.
     Old form of Since. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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           Sin that his lord was twenty year of age. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sin \Sin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sinning.] [OE. sinnen, singen, sinegen, AS. syngian. See
     Sin, n.]
     1. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by
        God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular,
        by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance
        of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; --
        often followed by against.
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              Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. --Ps. li. 4.
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              All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
                                                    --Rom. iii.
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     2. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an
        offense; to trespass; to transgress.
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              I am a man
              More sinned against than sinning.     --Shak.
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              Who but wishes to invert the laws
              Of order, sins against the eternal cause. --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: estrangement from god [syn: sin, sinfulness,
      2: an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of
         God's will [syn: sin, sinning]
      3: ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to
         the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle [syn:
         sine, sin]
      4: (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
      5: the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      6: violent and excited activity; "they began to fight like sin"
         [syn: sin, hell]
      v 1: commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law [syn:
           sin, transgress, trespass]
      2: commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I
         blundered during the job interview" [syn: drop the ball,
         sin, blunder, boob, goof]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "sin":
     aberrancy, aberration, abomination, atrocity, bad, breach,
     commit sin, crime, crime against humanity, criminal tendency,
     criminality, criminosis, deadly sin, debt, defectiveness,
     deficiency, delinquency, delusion, demerit, dereliction, deviancy,
     diablerie, disgrace, distortion, do amiss, do wrong, enormity, err,
     errancy, erroneousness, error, evil, evil courses, evildoing,
     failure, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, fault,
     faultiness, feloniousness, felony, flaw, flawedness, genocide,
     guilty act, hamartia, heavy sin, heresy, heterodoxy, illusion,
     impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infamy, iniquity,
     injury, injustice, knavery, lapse, lawbreaking, malefaction,
     malfeasance, malpractice, malum, malversation, minor wrong,
     misapplication, misconduct, misconstruction, misdeed, misdemeanor,
     misdoing, misfeasance, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misprision,
     misprision of treason, mortal sin, nonfeasance, obliquity, offend,
     offense, omission, outrage, peccadillo, peccancy, perversion,
     positive misprision, reprobacy, scandal, self-contradiction, shame,
     shortcoming, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act,
     sinfulness, slip, thou scarlet sin, tort, transgress,
     transgression, trespass, trip, unorthodoxy, untrueness, untruth,
     untruthfulness, unutterable sin, venial sin, vice, viciousness,
     villainy, wickedness, wrong, wrong conduct, wrongdoing,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     is "any want of conformity unto or transgression of the law of
     God" (1 John 3:4; Rom. 4:15), in the inward state and habit of
     the soul, as well as in the outward conduct of the life, whether
     by omission or commission (Rom. 6:12-17; 7:5-24). It is "not a
     mere violation of the law of our constitution, nor of the system
     of things, but an offence against a personal lawgiver and moral
     governor who vindicates his law with penalties. The soul that
     sins is always conscious that his sin is (1) intrinsically vile
     and polluting, and (2) that it justly deserves punishment, and
     calls down the righteous wrath of God. Hence sin carries with it
     two inalienable characters, (1) ill-desert, guilt (reatus); and
     (2) pollution (macula).", Hodge's Outlines.
       The moral character of a man's actions is determined by the
     moral state of his heart. The disposition to sin, or the habit
     of the soul that leads to the sinful act, is itself also sin
     (Rom. 6:12-17; Gal. 5:17; James 1:14, 15).
       The origin of sin is a mystery, and must for ever remain such
     to us. It is plain that for some reason God has permitted sin to
     enter this world, and that is all we know. His permitting it,
     however, in no way makes God the author of sin.
       Adam's sin (Gen. 3:1-6) consisted in his yielding to the
     assaults of temptation and eating the forbidden fruit. It
     involved in it, (1) the sin of unbelief, virtually making God a
     liar; and (2) the guilt of disobedience to a positive command.
     By this sin he became an apostate from God, a rebel in arms
     against his Creator. He lost the favour of God and communion
     with him; his whole nature became depraved, and he incurred the
     penalty involved in the covenant of works.
       Original sin. "Our first parents being the root of all
     mankind, the guilt of their sin was imputed, and the same death
     in sin and corrupted nature were conveyed to all their
     posterity, descending from them by ordinary generation." Adam
     was constituted by God the federal head and representative of
     all his posterity, as he was also their natural head, and
     therefore when he fell they fell with him (Rom. 5:12-21; 1 Cor.
     15:22-45). His probation was their probation, and his fall their
     fall. Because of Adam's first sin all his posterity came into
     the world in a state of sin and condemnation, i.e., (1) a state
     of moral corruption, and (2) of guilt, as having judicially
     imputed to them the guilt of Adam's first sin.
       "Original sin" is frequently and properly used to denote only
     the moral corruption of their whole nature inherited by all men
     from Adam. This inherited moral corruption consists in, (1) the
     loss of original righteousness; and (2) the presence of a
     constant proneness to evil, which is the root and origin of all
     actual sin. It is called "sin" (Rom. 6:12, 14, 17; 7:5-17), the
     "flesh" (Gal. 5:17, 24), "lust" (James 1:14, 15), the "body of
     sin" (Rom. 6:6), "ignorance," "blindness of heart," "alienation
     from the life of God" (Eph. 4:18, 19). It influences and
     depraves the whole man, and its tendency is still downward to
     deeper and deeper corruption, there remaining no recuperative
     element in the soul. It is a total depravity, and it is also
     universally inherited by all the natural descendants of Adam
     (Rom. 3:10-23; 5:12-21; 8:7). Pelagians deny original sin, and
     regard man as by nature morally and spiritually well;
     semi-Pelagians regard him as morally sick; Augustinians, or, as
     they are also called, Calvinists, regard man as described above,
     spiritually dead (Eph. 2:1; 1 John 3:14).
       The doctrine of original sin is proved, (1.) From the fact of
     the universal sinfulness of men. "There is no man that sinneth
     not" (1 Kings 8:46; Isa. 53:6; Ps. 130:3; Rom. 3:19, 22, 23;
     Gal. 3:22). (2.) From the total depravity of man. All men are
     declared to be destitute of any principle of spiritual life;
     man's apostasy from God is total and complete (Job 15:14-16;
     Gen. 6:5,6). (3.) From its early manifestation (Ps. 58:3; Prov.
     22:15). (4.) It is proved also from the necessity, absolutely
     and universally, of regeneration (John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17). (5.)
     From the universality of death (Rom. 5:12-20).
       Various kinds of sin are mentioned, (1.) "Presumptuous sins,"
     or as literally rendered, "sins with an uplifted hand", i.e.,
     defiant acts of sin, in contrast with "errors" or
     "inadvertencies" (Ps. 19:13). (2.) "Secret", i.e., hidden sins
     (19:12); sins which escape the notice of the soul. (3.) "Sin
     against the Holy Ghost" (q.v.), or a "sin unto death" (Matt.
     12:31, 32; 1 John 5:16), which amounts to a wilful rejection of
       Sin, a city in Egypt, called by the Greeks Pelusium, which
     means, as does also the Hebrew name, "clayey" or "muddy," so
     called from the abundance of clay found there. It is called by
     Ezekel (Ezek. 30:15) "the strength of Egypt, "thus denoting its
     importance as a fortified city. It has been identified with the
     modern Tineh, "a miry place," where its ruins are to be found.
     Of its boasted magnificence only four red granite columns
     remain, and some few fragments of others.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Sin, bush

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