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1Having committed a fault or sin:‘the peccant officials fell on their knees’culpable, to blame, blameworthy, blameable, at fault, in the wrong, responsible, answerable, accountable, liableView synonyms
2Diseased or causing disease:‘peccant matter’unhealthy, ill, sick, unwell, ailing, infirm, sickly, unsound, unwholesome, infected, septic, contaminated, blighted, rotten, bad, abnormalView synonyms
Late 16th century (in peccant): from Latin peccant- sinning, from the verb peccare.
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