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peccant

[pek-uh nt] /ˈpɛk ənt/
adjective
1.
sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
2.
violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin peccant- (stem of peccāns), present participle of peccāre to err, offend; see -ant
Related forms
peccancy, peccantness, noun
peccantly, adverb
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  • The peccant producer may, independent of the restaurant, market the peccant sauce through food brokers or grocery outlets.
British Dictionary definitions for peccant

peccant

/ˈpɛkənt/
adjective (rare)
1.
guilty of an offence; corrupt
2.
violating or disregarding a rule; faulty
3.
producing disease; morbid
Derived Forms
peccancy, noun
peccantly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin peccans, from peccāre to sin
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Word Origin and History for peccant
adj.

c.1600, from Latin peccantem (nominative pecans) "sinful," present participle of peccare "to sin" (see peccadillo). As a noun from 1620s. Related: Peccancy.

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peccant in Medicine

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

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