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Definition of SIN

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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. [1913 Webster]

              Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
                                                    --John viii.
                                                    34. [1913 Webster]

              Sin is the transgression of the law.  --1 John iii.
                                                    4. [1913 Webster]

              I think 't no sin.
              To cozen him that would unjustly win. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Enthralled
              By sin to foul, exorbitant desires.   --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners. [1913 Webster]

              I grant that poetry's a crying sin.   --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     3. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
        [1913 Webster]

              He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
                                                    --2 Cor. v.
                                                    21. [1913 Webster]

     4. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person. [R.] [1913 Webster]

              Thy ambition,
              Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land Of noble Buckingham.                  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {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 sloth.

     {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. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Iniquity; wickedness; wrong. See {Crime}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sin \Sin\, adv., prep., & conj.
     Old form of {Since}. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

           Sin that his lord was twenty year of age. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

              Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. --Ps. li. 4. [1913 Webster]

              All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
                                                    --Rom. iii.
                                                    23. [1913 Webster]

     2. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress. [1913 Webster]

              I am a man
              More sinned against than sinning.     --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Who but wishes to invert the laws
              Of order, sins against the eternal cause. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Sinaic

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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, wrongness


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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