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Definition of "sin" []

  • A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate. (noun)
  • Theology Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God. (noun)
  • Theology A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience. (noun)
  • Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong. (noun)
  • To violate a religious or moral law. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sin" in a sentence
  • "_Oh! this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold -- Yet now, if than wilt forgive their sin_"
  • "I know all about Nancy, and her first husband and how he left her, and she thought he was dead, and married a good man, and when that worthless devil came back she thought she was living in sin with that good man -- in _sin_!"
  • "And sin is _sin_ -- it is rebellion against the King of Heaven."