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Definition of Offence


  1. See Offense.
  2. The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury.
  3. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
  4. A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin.

Offence Quotations

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
John Woolman

A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offence of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases.
Lysander Spooner

An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.
William Hazlitt

Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry, let go now!
Joel Osteen

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
Thomas Aquinas
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Offence Translations

offence in French is offense, insulte
offence in German is Angriff {m}, Beleidigung
offence in Italian is trascorrere, affronto, infrazione
offence in Spanish is injuria, delito, delito
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