Definitions for peccantˈpɛk ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pec•cantˈpɛk ənt(adj.)

  1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense.

    Category: Religion

  2. violating a rule or principle; faulty; wrong.

Origin of peccant:

1595–1605; < L peccant- (s. of peccāns), prp. of peccāre to err, offend; see -ant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. peccable, peccant(adj)

    liable to sin

    "a frail and peccable mortal"- Sir Walter Scott


  1. peccant(Adjective)

    unhealthy; causing disease

  2. peccant(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Peccant(adj)

    sinning; guilty of transgression; criminal; as, peccant angels

  2. Peccant(adj)

    morbid; corrupt; as, peccant humors

  3. Peccant(adj)

    wrong; defective; faulty

  4. Peccant(noun)

    an offender


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