- liable to sin or error.
Origin of peccable
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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
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
A peccable monarch may forfeit his throne; an impeccable one can only abdicate it.
- liable to sin; susceptible to temptation
C17: via French from Medieval Latin peccābilis, from Latin peccāre to sin
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