[ pek-uh nt ]
/ ˈpɛk ənt /
sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.
abomination, atrocity, breach, break, caper, case, corruption, delinquency, depravity, dereliction, deviltry, diablerie, enormity, evil, fault, felony, hit, illegality, immorality, infraction
Origin of peccant
1595–1605; < Latin peccant- (stem of peccāns), present participle of peccāre to err, offend; see -ant
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/ (ˈpɛkənt) /
guilty of an offence; corrupt
violating or disregarding a rule; faulty
producing disease; morbid
Word Origin for peccant
C17: from Latin peccans, from peccāre to sin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
c.1600, from Latin peccantem (nominative pecans) "sinful," present participle of peccare "to sin" (see peccadillo). As a noun from 1620s. Related: Peccancy.
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