peccant


peccant

adjective

  1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
  2. violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.

adjective rare

  1. guilty of an offence; corrupt
  2. violating or disregarding a rule; faulty
  3. 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.

  1. Producing disease.

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