peccant

[pek-uhnt]
adjective
1.
sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
2.
violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin peccant- (stem of peccāns), present participle of peccāre to err, offend; see -ant

peccancy, peccantness, noun
peccantly, adverb
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peccant (ˈpɛkənt)
 
adj
1.  guilty of an offence; corrupt
2.  violating or disregarding a rule; faulty
3.  producing disease; morbid
 
[C17: from Latin peccans, from peccāre to sin]
 
'peccancy
 
n
 
'peccantly
 
adv

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peccant pec·cant (pěk'ənt)
adj.
Producing disease.

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