peccavi

noun
pec·​ca·​vi | \ pe-ˈkä-(ˌ)wē How to pronounce peccavi (audio) , -(ˌ)vē; -ˈkā-ˌvī How to pronounce peccavi (audio) \

Definition of peccavi

: an acknowledgment of sin

First Known Use of peccavi

1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peccavi

Latin, I have sinned, from peccare

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“Peccavi.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peccavi. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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