Etymology
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peccant (adj.)

c. 1600, "sinning, offending, causing offense," also "morbid, bad, corrupt," 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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Definitions of peccant

peccant (adj.)
liable to sin; "a frail and peccable mortal"- Sir Walter Scott;
Synonyms: peccable
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