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.