peccancy

noun

pec·​can·​cy
ˈpekənsē,
-nsi
plural -es
1
: the quality or state of being peccant
horrible exultation at the universal peccancy of husbandsGeorge Meredith
2
: offense, fault
his trivial peccanciesCarl Van Vechten

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Peccancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peccancy. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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