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  1. sin
    IPA[sin]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. commit a sin:

      I sinned and brought shame down on us
    • 2. offend against (God, a person, or a principle):

      I had sinned against my master
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sin, plural noun: sins

    • v.: verb: sin, 3rd person present: sins, gerund or present participle: sinning, past tense: sinned, past participle: sinned

    • abbreviation

      sine.
    • noun

      an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law:

      an act regarded as a serious or regrettable fault, offence, or omission:

    • verb

      commit a sin:

      offend against (God, a person, or a principle):

    • abbreviation

      sine.
    • noun

      (in Christian tradition) any of the seven deadly sins.

      a serious error of judgement:

    • noun

      (in Roman Catholicism) a relatively slight sin that that does not entail damnation of the soul:
    • noun

      the tendency to sin innate in all human beings, held to be inherited from Adam in consequence of the Fall. The concept of original sin was developed in the writings of St. Augustine.
    • noun

      (in Christian tradition) a sin regarded as leading to damnation, especially one of a traditional list of seven.
    • noun

      (in traditional or ancient Judaism) an offering made as an atonement for sin.
    • noun

      a tax on items considered undesirable or harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco.
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