peccatophobia

[ puh-key-tuh-foh-bee-uh, -kah- ]
/ pəˌkeɪ təˈfoʊ bi ə, -ˌkɑ- /

noun

an irrational or disproportionate fear of committing a sin or crime.

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Origin of peccatophobia

First recorded in 1940–45; from Latin peccāt(um) “sin” + -o- + -phobia

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