Peccant definition

pĕkənt
Sinful; guilty.
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Violating a rule or an accepted practice; erring.
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Sinful; sinning.
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Breaking or disregarding a rule or practice; faulty.
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(rare) Diseased or causing disease.
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(obsolete) An offender.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
peccant
Plural:
peccants

Origin of peccant

  • Latin peccāns peccant- present participle of peccāre to sin ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin peccāns, peccantis

    From Wiktionary