Definition of peccant in English:

peccant

adjective

archaic
  • 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, liable
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  • 2Diseased or causing disease:

    ‘peccant matter’
    unhealthy, ill, sick, unwell, ailing, infirm, sickly, unsound, unwholesome, infected, septic, contaminated, blighted, rotten, bad, abnormal
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Origin

Late 16th century (in peccant): from Latin peccant- sinning, from the verb peccare.

Pronunciation

peccant

/ˈpɛk(ə)nt/