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errancy

[er-uh n-see, ur-]
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noun, plural er·ran·cies.
  1. the state or an instance of erring.
  2. tendency to err.
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Origin of errancy

First recorded in 1615–25, errancy is from the Latin word errantia a wandering. See errant, -cy
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Examples from the Web for errancy

Historical Examples

  • She liked to think and to say that after all, in spite of her husband's errancy, Chicago was also her city.

    One Woman's Life

    Robert Herrick

  • He replied collectedly enough in speech, but with that ramble and errancy clouding his eyes.

  • But that very effort to reform it proclaims its errancy, and, I take the liberty of adding, its abomination also.


British Dictionary definitions for errancy

errancy

noun plural -cies
  1. the state or an instance of erring or a tendency to err
  2. Christianity the holding of views at variance with accepted doctrine
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