"sin" Definition

  1. adv., prep., & conj. Old form of Since.
  2. n. 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.
  3. n. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
  4. n. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
  5. n. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.
  6. n. 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.
  7. n. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.

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Position in dictionary: 90869 of 111710 words.
Word Type: adv., prep., & conj., n., n., n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "sin": 129
Words that end with "sin": 62
Words that contain "sin": 720
Next words in dictionary: sinaic, sinaitic, sinalbin, sinamine, sinapate
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English Dictionary Definition of sin

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