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Peccant


PEC'CANT, adjective [Latin peccans. See Peccable.]

1. Sinning; guilty of sin or transgression; criminal; as peccant angels.

2. Morbid; bad; corrupt; not healthy; as peccant humors.

3. Wrong; bad; defective; informal; as a peccant citation. [Not used.]

PEC'CANT, noun An offender. [Not used.]