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peccable

[ pek-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈpɛk ə bəl /
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adjective

liable to sin or error.

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Origin of peccable

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Old French, from Medieval Latin peccābilis “capable of sin, susceptible to sin,” derived from the Latin verb peccāre “to go wrong, make a mistake”; see peccavi, -ble

OTHER WORDS FROM peccable

pec·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peccable

peccable
/ (ˈpɛkəbəl) /

adjective

liable to sin; susceptible to temptation

Derived forms of peccable

peccability, noun

Word Origin for peccable

C17: via French from Medieval Latin peccābilis, from Latin peccāre to sin
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