liable to sin or error.
- pec·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
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How to use peccable in a sentence
I will readily confess that the logic is, if not impeccable, only mildly peccable.
By acting on the advice of ‘evil and wicked councillors,’ it was declared that a peccable king had forfeited the throne.Leading Articles on Various Subjects | Hugh Miller
A peccable monarch may forfeit his throne; an impeccable one can only abdicate it.Leading Articles on Various Subjects | Hugh Miller
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
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
Or, to parody a line of Young, 'All men think all men peccable but themselves.'Fables and Fabulists: Ancient and Modern | Thomas Newbigging
British Dictionary definitions for peccable
liable to sin; susceptible to temptation
- peccability, noun
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