Definition of peccant in English:

peccant

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛk(ə)nt
 
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adjective

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

Derivatives

peccancy

noun

Origin

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

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