er·​ran·​cy ˈer-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce errancy (audio)
plural errancies
: the state or an instance of erring

Examples of errancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traversing Central and Eastern Europe, New York, California, the Southwestern U. S., Buenos Aires, and Haiti, Reines resembles a cosmic outlaw, a modern-day wandering Jew, whose errancy and alienation disrupts illusions of order. Hannah Aizenman, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of errancy was in 1621

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“Errancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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