trans·gres·sion (trăns-grĕshən, trănz-)
1. A violation of a law, principle, or duty. See Synonyms at breach.
2. The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
3. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
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