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1. Sinful; guilty.
2. Violating a rule or an accepted practice; erring.
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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]
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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]
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|Adj.||1.||peccant - liable to sin; "a frail and peccable mortal"- Sir Walter Scott|
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
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