peccant

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pec·cant

 (pĕk′ənt)
adj.
1. Sinful; guilty.
2. Violating a rule or an accepted practice; erring.

[Latin peccāns, peccant-, present participle of peccāre, to sin; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pec′can·cy n.
pec′cant·ly adv.

peccant

(ˈpɛkənt)
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) guilty of an offence; corrupt
2. violating or disregarding a rule; faulty
3. (Pathology) producing disease; morbid
[C17: from Latin peccans, from peccāre to sin]
ˈpeccancy n
ˈpeccantly adv

pec•cant

(ˈpɛk ənt)

adj.
1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
2. violating a rule or principle; faulty; wrong.
[1595–1605; < Latin peccant- (s. of peccāns), present participle of peccāre to err, offend; see -ant]
pec′can•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peccant - liable to sin; "a frail and peccable mortal"- Sir Walter Scott
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice

peccant

adjective