deviating from the regular or proper course; erring; straying.
journeying or traveling, as a medieval knight in quest of adventure; roving adventurously.
moving in an aimless or lightly changing manner: an errant breeze.

1300–50; Middle English erraunt < Middle French, Old French errant, present participle of errer, edrer to travel < Vulgar Latin *iterāre to journey, for Late Latin itinerārī, derivative of iter, stem itiner- journey (see itinerary); confused with Middle French errant, present participle of errer to err

errantly, adverb
nonerrant, adjective
nonerrantly, adverb
unerrant, adjective
unerrantly, adverb

arrant, errant. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
errant (ˈɛrənt)
1.  archaic, literary or wandering in search of adventure
2.  erring or straying from the right course or accepted standards
[C14: from Old French: journeying, from Vulgar Latin iterāre (unattested), from Latin iter journey; influenced by Latin errāre to err]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from Anglo-Fr. erraunt, from two O.Fr. words that were confused even before they reached English: 1. O.Fr. errant, prp. of errer "to travel or wander," from L.L. iterare, from L. iter "journey, way," from root of ire "to go" (see ion); 2. O.Fr. errant, pp. of errer
(see err). Much of the sense of the latter has gone with English arrant.
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Example sentences
Simply catch any errant spider in a jar or cup and put it outside.
She will be the most famous jailbird created during America's current campaign
  to bring errant executives to justice.
His mission is to get his errant father Jim to return home to his family.
Alzheimer's can be prompted by any of several errant genes.
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