adjective pec·cant \ˈpe-kənt\

Definition of PECCANT

:  guilty of a moral offense :  sinning
:  violating a principle or rule :  faulty
pec·cant·ly adverb

Origin of PECCANT

Latin peccant-, peccans, present participle of peccare to stumble, sin
First Known Use: circa 1604
Medical Dictionary


adjective pec·cant \ˈpek-ənt\

Medical Definition of PECCANT

:  causing disease <specific virtues…of drugs, as opposed to the unspecific adjustment of peccant humours, were recognized in the 16th and 17th centuries—Joseph Needham>


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