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Definition: Sin eater
, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS.
sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s["u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L.
sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of
the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is.
1. 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.
Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Sin is the transgression of the law. --1 John iii.
I think 't no sin.
To cozen him that would unjustly win. --Shak.
By sin to foul, exorbitant desires. --Milton.
2. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a
misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
I grant that poetry's a crying sin. --Pope.
3. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
--2 Cor. v.
4. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person. [R.]
Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land
Of noble Buckingham. --Shak.
Note: Sin is used in the formation of some compound words of
obvious signification; as, sin-born; sin-bred,
sin-oppressed, sin-polluted, and the like.
, Canonical sins
, Original sin
, Venial sin
See under Actual
, or Mortal sins
(R. C. Ch.), willful and
deliberate transgressions, which take away divine grace;
-- in distinction from vental sins. The seven deadly sins
are pride, covetousness, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and
, a man who (according to a former practice in
England) for a small gratuity ate a piece of bread laid on
the chest of a dead person, whereby he was supposed to
have taken the sins of the dead person upon himself.
, a sacrifice for sin; something offered as an
expiation for sin.
Syn: Iniquity; wickedness; wrong. See Crime