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ER'RANT, adjective [Latin errans, from erro, to err.]

1. Wandering; roving; rambling; applied particularly to knights, who, in the middle ages, wandered about to seek adventures and display their heroism and generosity, called knights errant

2. Deviating from a certain course.

3. Itinerant.

Errant, for arrant, a false orthography. [See Arrant.]