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errancy

[ er-uhn-see, ur- ]
/ ˈɛr ən si, ˈɜr- /
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noun, plural er·ran·cies.
the state or an instance of erring.
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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How to use errancy in a sentence

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

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

  • But those who knew Mr. Woods personally will readily acquit him of the charge of any such ethnological errancy.

    The Colored Inventor|Henry E. Baker
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for errancy

errancy
/ (ˈɛrənsɪ) /

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