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Sin is a concept used primarily in the Abrahamic religions describing a transgression against the will of God, and often held to require repentance and penance; in some theologies it may also entail the risk of damnation.

There is a difference among Christians concerning the use of the word "sin". Protestants use it primarily to the inherently sinful nature of humans, and only secondarily to actual instances of sin; Catholics by contrast reserve the word sin only for actual instances of sin, calling the inherently sinful nature of humans concuspience.

Original sin