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Sunday, June 27, 2004

Definitions for peccant

  1. Sinning; guilty of transgression.
  2. Violating a rule or a principle.

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Citations for peccant
There must be redemption even for a formerly peccant father. John Simon, National Review
The peccant fellow is Cliff, who cheats, or tries to cheat, on his wife. John Simon, National Review
Origin of peccant
Peccant comes from the present participle of Latin of peccare, "to sin."