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peccavi

[ pe-key-vahy, -vee, -kah-vee ]
/ pɛˈkeɪ vaɪ, -vi, -ˈkɑ vi /
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noun, plural pec·ca·vis.

a confession of guilt or sin.

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Origin of peccavi

1500–10; <Latin: literally, I have sinned, perfect 1st person singular of peccāre to go wrong
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British Dictionary definitions for peccavi

peccavi
/ (pɛˈkɑːviː) /

noun plural -vis

a confession of guilt

Word Origin for peccavi

C16: from Latin, literally: I have sinned, from peccāre
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