Offence



[uh-fens, aw-fens, of-ens] /əˈfɛns, ˈɔ fɛns, ˈɒf ɛns/

noun
1.
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[uh-fens or for 7–9, aw-fens, of-ens] /əˈfɛns or for 7–9, ˈɔ fɛns, ˈɒf ɛns/
noun
1.
a violation or breaking of a social or moral rule; transgression; sin.
2.
a transgression of the law; misdemeanor.
3.
a cause of transgression or wrong.
4.
something that offends or displeases.
5.
the act of offending or displeasing.
6.
the feeling of resentful displeasure caused:
to give offense.
7.
the act of attacking; attack or assault:
weapons of offense.
8.
a person, army, etc., that is attacking.
9.
Sports.

10.
Archaic. injury, harm, or hurt.
/əˈfɛns/
noun
1.
a violation or breach of a law, custom, rule, etc
2.

3.
annoyance, displeasure, or resentment
4.
give offence, give offence to someone, to cause annoyance or displeasure to someone
5.
take offence, to feel injured, humiliated, or offended
6.
a source of annoyance, displeasure, or anger
7.
attack; assault
8.
(archaic) injury or harm
9.
(American football) the offense (ˈɒfɛns)

n.

see offense.
n.

late 14c., “hurt, harm, injury, pain,” from Old French ofense “offense, insult, wrong” (13c.) and directly from Latin offensa “an offense, injury, affront, crime,” literally “a striking against,” noun use of fem. past participle of offendere (see offend). Meaning “action of attacking” and “feeling of being hurt” are both first recorded c.1400. Sense of “breach of the law, transgression” is first recorded late 14c. Sporting sense first recorded 1894.

(1.) An injury or wrong done to one (1 Sam. 25:31; Rom. 5:15). (2.) A stumbling-block or cause of temptation (Isa. 8:14; Matt. 16:23; 18:7). Greek skandalon, properly that at which one stumbles or takes offence. The “offence of the cross” (Gal. 5:11) is the offence the Jews took at the teaching that salvation was by the crucified One, and by him alone. Salvation by the cross was a stumbling-block to their national pride.

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