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[pe-key-vahy, -vee, -kah-vee] /pɛˈkeɪ vaɪ, -vi, -ˈkɑ vi/

noun, plural peccavis.
a confession of guilt or sin.
noun (pl) -vis
a confession of guilt

1550s, Latin, literally “I have sinned;” past tense of peccare “to sin” (see peccadillo). Related: peccavimus “we have sinned;” peccavit “he has sinned.”


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