pec·​can·​cy | \ ˈpekənsē, -nsi \
plural -es

Definition of peccancy

1 : the quality or state of being peccant horrible exultation at the universal peccancy of husbands— George Meredith
2 : offense, fault his trivial peccancies— Carl Van Vechten

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History and Etymology for peccancy

Late Latin peccantia, from Latin peccant-, peccans (present participle of peccare) + -ia -y

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“Peccancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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