- sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
- violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.
- guilty of an offence; corrupt
- violating or disregarding a rule; faulty
- producing disease; morbid
adj.c.1600, from Latin peccantem (nominative pecans) “sinful,” present participle of peccare “to sin” (see peccadillo). As a noun from 1620s. Related: Peccancy. adj.
- Producing disease.