Sin
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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