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pec·cant  audio  (pknt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Sinful; guilty.
  2. Violating a rule or an accepted practice; erring.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin peccns, peccant- present participle of peccre, to sin; see ped- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
peccan·cy(Noun), peccant·ly(Adverb)


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