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peccant Line breaks: pec|cant
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛk(ə)nt/

Definition of peccant in English:

adjective

archaic
1Having committed a fault or sin: the peccant officials fell on their knees
2Diseased or causing disease: peccant matter

Derivatives

peccancy

1
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛk(ə)nsi/
noun

Origin

Late 16th century (in sense 2): from Latin peccant- 'sinning', from the verb peccare.

Words that rhyme with peccant

bacchant • vacant • piquant

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