peccable

[ pek-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈpɛk ə bəl /

adjective

liable to sin or error.

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Origin of peccable

From the Medieval Latin word peccābilis, dating back to 1595–1605. See peccavi, -ble

OTHER WORDS FROM peccable

pec·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for peccable

  • He had hated Bassett for that; but it was not for the peccable Thatcher to point a mocking finger at Achilles's heel.

    A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
  • A peccable monarch may forfeit his throne; an impeccable one can only abdicate it.

  • By acting on the advice of ‘evil and wicked councillors,’ it was declared that a peccable king had forfeited the throne.

  • But peccable and rough though the members of this royal house may have been, very few of them were without the governing faculty.

    The Liberation of Italy|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

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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