[pek-uh nt] /ˈpɛk ənt/

sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.
adjective (rare)
guilty of an offence; corrupt
violating or disregarding a rule; faulty
producing disease; morbid

c.1600, from Latin peccantem (nominative pecans) “sinful,” present participle of peccare “to sin” (see peccadillo). As a noun from 1620s. Related: Peccancy.

peccant pec·cant (pěk’ənt)
Producing disease.


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