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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Offense

OFFENSE, noun offens'. [Latin offensus, offensa.]

1. Displeasure; anger, or moderate anger. He gave them just cause of offense He took offense

2. Scandal; cause of stumbling. Christ is called a stone of stumbling and rock of offense to both the houses of Israel. Psalms 8:1.

3. Any transgression of law, divine or human; a crime; sin; act of wickedness or omission of duty.

Christ was delivered for our offenses, and raised again for our justification. Romans 4:1.

4. An injury.

I have given my opinion against the authority of two great men, but I hope without offense to their memories.

5. Attack; assault; as a weapon of offense

6. Impediment. Matthew 16:1.