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peccable Line breaks: pec|cable
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛkəb(ə)l/

Definition of peccable in English:

adjective

formal
Capable of sinning: we hold all mankind to be peccable
More example sentences
  • How can a devotee of Chaucer feel otherwise when the liturgy recalls what the church historically is-a parade of human beings fallible and peccable?

Derivatives

peccability
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛkəˈbɪlɪti/
noun

Origin

Early 17th century: from French, from medieval Latin peccabilis, from Latin peccare 'to sin'.

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