noun pec·can·cy \ˈpekənsē, -nsi\

Definition of peccancy



  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being peccant horrible exultation at the universal peccancy of husbands — George Meredith

  2. 2 :  offense, fault his trivial peccancies — Carl Van Vechten

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Origin and Etymology of peccancy

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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