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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
1595-1605
Peccant comes from the present participle of Latin of peccare, "to sin."