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Definition of Sin


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

Sin Quotations

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
Marilyn Monroe

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
Hunter S. Thompson

There is no sin except stupidity.
Oscar Wilde

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
William Shakespeare

If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
William Shakespeare
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Sin Translations

sin in Afrikaans is oortree, oortreding, sonde
sin in Danish is synde
sin in Dutch is zondigen
sin in Finnish is synti
sin in Italian is peccato
sin in Latin is peccamen, pecco, nefas, peccatus, scelus sceleris
sin in Spanish is pecado, pecar
sin in Swedish is synd, synda

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